Karjakin, Sergey Age 29

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
Russian Federation
#4 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2781 World #10 (active)
2782 World #11 (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, Sergey2759Svidler, Peter27701-064C53Saint Petersburg2018
2Giri, Anish2751Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/246C50Saint Petersburg2018
3Karjakin, Sergey2759Jakovenko, Dmitrij26161-022C65Saint Petersburg2018
4Aronian, Levon2858Karjakin, Sergey27591-030C53Saint Petersburg2018
5Karjakin, Sergey2759Duda, Jan Krzysztof26941/2-1/279B81Saint Petersburg2018
6Karjakin, Sergey2759Smirin, Ilia25821-036B41Saint Petersburg2018
7Matlakov, Maxim2653Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/225E00Saint Petersburg2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2759Dreev, Alexey26751/2-1/220B12Saint Petersburg2018
9Andreikin, Dmitry2777Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/230A45Saint Petersburg2018
10Karjakin, Sergey2759Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27541/2-1/260B13Saint Petersburg2018
11Zhigalko, Sergei2693Karjakin, Sergey27590-139C65Saint Petersburg2018
12Karjakin, Sergey2759Maghsoodloo, Parham26421-034B00Saint Petersburg2018
13Adly, Ahmed2675Karjakin, Sergey27591-071A07Saint Petersburg2018
14Karjakin, Sergey2759Vallejo Pons, Francisco26731-022C47Saint Petersburg2018
15Kovalenko, Igor2693Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/247A16Saint Petersburg2018
16Karjakin, Sergey2759Riazantsev, Alexander26331-066A01Saint Petersburg2018
17Cheparinov, Ivan2618Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/254A06Saint Petersburg2018
18Karjakin, Sergey2753Postny, Evgeny26150-148C90St Petersburg2018
19Indjic, Aleksandar2643Karjakin, Sergey27590-138A16Saint Petersburg2018
20Karjakin, Sergey2759Najer, Evgeniy25731-047B90Saint Petersburg2018
21Levin, Evgeny A.2539Karjakin, Sergey27590-151E32Saint Petersburg2018
22Karjakin, Sergey2774Artemiev, Vladislav28121/2-1/254B90Saint Petersburg2018
23Ponkratov, Pavel2658Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/213E10Saint Petersburg2018
24Karjakin, Sergey2774Petrosian, Tigran L26761-047B07Saint Petersburg2018
25Timofeev, Artyom2668Karjakin, Sergey27740-155A16Saint Petersburg2018
26Karjakin, Sergey2774Zubov, Alexander26811/2-1/244B00Saint Petersburg2018
27Motylev, Alexander2697Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/225C47Saint Petersburg2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2774Savchenko, Boris26601-028B36Saint Petersburg2018
29Esipenko, Andrey2643Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/246A46Saint Petersburg2018
30Esipenko, Andrey2593Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/245D02St Petersburg2018
31Karjakin, Sergey2774Sargissian, Gabriel26741/2-1/214C53Saint Petersburg2018
32Shirov, Alexei2674Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/224C67Saint Petersburg2018
33Karjakin, Sergey2774Salem, A.R. Saleh26821/2-1/232B90Saint Petersburg2018
34Matlakov, Maxim2690Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/287E00Saint Petersburg2018
35Karjakin, Sergey2774Demchenko, Anton26511-044C55Saint Petersburg2018
36Inarkiev, Ernesto2624Karjakin, Sergey27741/2-1/232E10Saint Petersburg2018
37Karjakin, Sergey2774Yilmaz, Mustafa25461-060B90Saint Petersburg2018
38Karjakin, Sergey2753Yilmaz, Mustafa126361-060B90St Petersburg2018
39So, Wesley2771Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/252A16Kolkata2018
40So, Wesley2765Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/252A28Kolkata2018
41Karjakin, Sergey2753Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/256C84Kolkata2018
42Harikrishna, Pentala2706Karjakin, Sergey28360-151B10Kolkata2018
43Karjakin, Sergey2836Nakamura, Hikaru28930-155C65Kolkata2018
44Praggnanandhaa R2366Karjakin, Sergey28360-157A07Kolkata2018
45Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu2530Karjakin, Sergey27530-157A07Kolkata2018
46Karjakin, Sergey2836Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27270-155A01Kolkata2018
47Anand, Viswanathan2786Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/253B19Kolkata2018
48Anand, Viswanathan2773Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/253B19Kolkata2018
49Karjakin, Sergey2836Ganguly, Surya Shekhar25471/2-1/250A06Kolkata2018
50Karjakin, Sergey2836Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28081/2-1/273B12Kolkata2018