Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2773 World #12 (active)
2791 World #12 (active)
12 Jan 1990
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

In 2002, Sergei Alexandrovich Karjakin gained the grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, which still stands as the youngest age at which a person has gained that title.

Winner of the World U12 Championship 2001, the World Cup 2015 and the Candidates Tournament of 2016. He will now challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship in November 2016.

Most significant tournament wins include Corus B in 2005, the category XVIII Petr Izmailov Memorial Tournament in 2006, Corus 2009, the Karpov Poikovsky tournament in 2010 and Norway Chess in Stavanger in 2013 & 2014.

Represented Ukraine at the three Olympiads between 2004 and 2008 winning team and individual gold in 2004. Also played for Ukraine at the U16 Olympiad in 2002, winning team and individual silver.

Represented Russia at three Olympiads from 2010 to 2014, winning team silver in 2010 and 2012, individual gold in 2010 and individual bronze in 2012.

Won individual gold with Ukraine at the 2005 World Team Championship, team gold with Russia at the 2013 World Team Championship and individual silver and bronze at the 2013 and 2015 World Team Championships.

At the European Team Championships, won individual bronze playing for Ukraine in 2007 and individual silver playing for Russia in 2011.

First played in the European Club Cup as a twelve year old in 2002 and as of the end of the 2015 season, has won two individual gold medals (2005 & 2015), one team silver (2013) and four team bronzes (2005, 2007, 2008 & 2014).

Also played in the Russian Premier League since 2006 except in 2009, 2011 and 2015, winning four team golds (2007, 2010, 2012 & 2014), one team silver (2013), two individual golds (2010 & 2012) and one individual silver (2007).

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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Radjabov, Teimour2710Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/241D41Shamkir2017
2Karjakin, Sergey2783Eljanov, Pavel27511-058C67Shamkir2017
3Karjakin, Sergey2783Kramnik, Vladimir28111/2-1/248C50Shamkir2017
4So, Wesley2822Karjakin, Sergey27831-064A05Shamkir2017
5Karjakin, Sergey2783Topalov, Veselin27411-030B12Shamkir2017
6Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2745Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/225D41Shamkir2017
7Karjakin, Sergey2783Adams, Michael27610-139E10Shamkir2017
8Karjakin, Sergey2783Adams, Michael27610-139D37Shamkir2017
9Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/222C53Shamkir2017
10Karjakin, Sergey2783Harikrishna, Pentala27551/2-1/240E10Shamkir2017
11Carlsen, Magnus2840Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/253C53Wijk aan Zee2017
12Karjakin, Sergey2785Nepomniachtchi, Ian27671/2-1/221B91Wijk aan Zee2017
13Wei, Yi2706Karjakin, Sergey27851-031C65Wijk aan Zee2017
14Karjakin, Sergey2785Andreikin, Dmitry27361-061C50Wijk aan Zee2017
15Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2750Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/233E15Wijk aan Zee2017
16Karjakin, Sergey2785So, Wesley28081/2-1/222A06Wijk aan Zee2017
17Karjakin, Sergey2785Aronian, Levon27801-058C50Wijk aan Zee2017
18Eljanov, Pavel2755Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/235C65Wijk aan Zee2017
19Karjakin, Sergey2785Adhiban, Baskaran26530-131C11Wijk aan Zee2017
20Harikrishna, Pentala2766Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/230C50Wijk aan Zee2017
21Karjakin, Sergey2785Van Wely, Loek26951-050B09Wijk aan Zee2017
22Rapport, Richard2702Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/230A01Wijk aan Zee2017
23Karjakin, Sergey2785Giri, Anish27731/2-1/235B90Wijk aan Zee2017
24Karjakin, Sergey2800Jobava, Baadur27521-043C42Doha2016
25Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2666Karjakin, Sergey28000-163E15Doha2016
26Karjakin, Sergey2800Leko, Peter26971-028C50Doha2016
27Korobov, Anton2666Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/249E34Doha2016
28Karjakin, Sergey2800Ivanchuk, Vassily27541-022B66Doha2016
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2813Karjakin, Sergey28000-152E12Doha2016
30Karjakin, Sergey2800Nakamura, Hikaru28420-169B10Doha2016
31Dominguez Perez, Leinier2783Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/249C67Doha2016
32Karjakin, Sergey2800Morozevich, Alexander26841/2-1/281A06Doha2016
33Karjakin, Sergey2800Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28231/2-1/228A04Doha2016
34Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Karjakin, Sergey28000-173A00Doha2016
35Karjakin, Sergey2800Salem, A.R. Saleh26361-043A04Doha2016
36Yu, Yangyi2712Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/214C67Doha2016
37Karjakin, Sergey2800Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/232C50Doha2016
38Dubov, Daniil2724Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/230E00Doha2016
39Karjakin, Sergey2800Adly, Ahmed27331-049B52Doha2016
40Carlsen, Magnus2873Karjakin, Sergey28000-197A05Doha2016
41Karjakin, Sergey2800Grischuk, Alexander27611-045A04Doha2016
42Bosiocic, Marin2659Karjakin, Sergey28000-143A20Doha2016
43Karjakin, Sergey2800Li, Chao B26321-049A45Doha2016
44Flores, Diego2597Karjakin, Sergey28000-134A20Doha2016
45Karjakin, Sergey2806Matlakov, Maxim26621-034C50Doha2016
46Bortnyk O2678Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/276C44Doha2016
47Karjakin, Sergey2806Salem, A.R. Saleh26941/2-1/245B51Doha2016
48Inarkiev, Ernesto2707Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/280E00Doha2016
49Karjakin, Sergey2806Pantsulaia, Levan26221-035B12Doha2016
50Karjakin, Sergey2806Lu, Shanglei26151-036A06Doha2016