Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2773 World #12 (active)
2883 World #2 (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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Karjakin, Sergey2785So, Wesley28081/2-1/222A06Wijk aan Zee2017
2Karjakin, Sergey2785Aronian, Levon27801-058C50Wijk aan Zee2017
3Eljanov, Pavel2755Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/235C65Wijk aan Zee2017
4Karjakin, Sergey2785Adhiban, Baskaran26530-131C11Wijk aan Zee2017
5Harikrishna, Pentala2766Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/230C50Wijk aan Zee2017
6Karjakin, Sergey2785Van Wely, Loek26951-050B09Wijk aan Zee2017
7Rapport, Richard2702Karjakin, Sergey27851/2-1/230A01Wijk aan Zee2017
8Karjakin, Sergey2785Giri, Anish27731/2-1/235B90Wijk aan Zee2017
9Karjakin, Sergey2800Jobava, Baadur27521-043C42Doha2016
10Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2666Karjakin, Sergey28000-163E15Doha2016
11Karjakin, Sergey2800Leko, Peter26971-028C50Doha2016
12Korobov, Anton2666Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/249E34Doha2016
13Karjakin, Sergey2800Ivanchuk, Vassily27541-022B66Doha2016
14Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2813Karjakin, Sergey28000-152E12Doha2016
15Karjakin, Sergey2800Nakamura, Hikaru28420-169B10Doha2016
16Dominguez Perez, Leinier2783Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/249C67Doha2016
17Karjakin, Sergey2800Morozevich, Alexander26841/2-1/281A06Doha2016
18Karjakin, Sergey2800Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28231/2-1/228A04Doha2016
19Nepomniachtchi, Ian2830Karjakin, Sergey28000-173A00Doha2016
20Karjakin, Sergey2800Salem, A.R. Saleh26361-043A04Doha2016
21Yu, Yangyi2712Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/214C67Doha2016
22Karjakin, Sergey2800Anand, Viswanathan27541/2-1/232C50Doha2016
23Dubov, Daniil2724Karjakin, Sergey28001/2-1/230E00Doha2016
24Karjakin, Sergey2800Adly, Ahmed27331-049B52Doha2016
25Carlsen, Magnus2873Karjakin, Sergey28000-197A05Doha2016
26Karjakin, Sergey2800Grischuk, Alexander27611-045A04Doha2016
27Bosiocic, Marin2659Karjakin, Sergey28000-143A20Doha2016
28Karjakin, Sergey2800Li, Chao B26321-049A45Doha2016
29Flores, Diego2597Karjakin, Sergey28000-134A20Doha2016
30Karjakin, Sergey2806Matlakov, Maxim26621-034C50Doha2016
31Bortnyk O2678Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/276C44Doha2016
32Karjakin, Sergey2806Salem, A.R. Saleh26941/2-1/245B51Doha2016
33Inarkiev, Ernesto2707Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/280E00Doha2016
34Karjakin, Sergey2806Pantsulaia, Levan26221-035B12Doha2016
35Karjakin, Sergey2806Lu, Shanglei26151-036A06Doha2016
36Quparadze, Giga2637Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/261B90Doha2016
37Karjakin, Sergey2806Mamedov, Rauf26700-135B38Doha2016
38Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2643Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/236E14Doha2016
39Karjakin, Sergey2806Fressinet, Laurent26761-033A06Doha2016
40Debashis, Das2571Karjakin, Sergey28061/2-1/276E47Doha2016
41Karjakin, Sergey2806Nguyen26850-172C50Doha2016
42Karjakin, Sergey2806Potapov, Pavel25391-065B01Doha2016
43Grandelius, Nils2618Karjakin, Sergey28061-090C95Doha2016
44Carlsen, Magnus2894Karjakin, Sergey28181-050B54New York2016
45Karjakin, Sergey2818Carlsen, Magnus28940-138C84New York2016
46Carlsen, Magnus2894Karjakin, Sergey28181/2-1/284C50New York2016
47Karjakin, Sergey2818Carlsen, Magnus28941/2-1/237C84New York2016
48Carlsen, Magnus2853Karjakin, Sergey27721/2-1/230C67New York2016
49Karjakin, Sergey2772Carlsen, Magnus28531/2-1/234C84New York2016
50Carlsen, Magnus2853Karjakin, Sergey27721-075C65New York2016