Karjakin, Sergey Age 31

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #32 (active)
2765 World #15 (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, Sergey2757Radjabov, Teimour27651-030B30chess24.com INT2021
2Giri, Anish2776Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/218C65chess24.com INT2021
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
4Karjakin, Sergey2757Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-128B29chess24.com INT2021
5Grandelius, Nils2670Karjakin, Sergey27570-146C84chess24.com INT2021
6Karjakin, Sergey2757Anton Guijarro, David26731-069A45chess24.com INT2021
7Carlsen, Magnus2847Karjakin, Sergey27571-040D61chess24.com INT2021
8Karjakin, Sergey2757Firouzja, Alireza27591-057B12chess24.com INT2021
9Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2758Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/237A45chess24.com INT2021
10Karjakin, Sergey2757Van Foreest, Jorden27011-061C11chess24.com INT2021
11Nakamura, Hikaru2736Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
12Karjakin, Sergey2757Dubov, Daniil27101/2-1/213B60chess24.com INT2021
13Aronian, Levon2781Karjakin, Sergey27571-034D02chess24.com INT2021
14Karjakin, Sergey2757So, Wesley27700-154C50chess24.com INT2021
15Pichot, Alan2630Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/240C53chess24.com INT2021
16Leszko, Bence2321Karjakin, Sergey27520-120B08chess.com INT2020
17Atanasov, Anthony2144Karjakin, Sergey27521-039A40chess.com INT2020
18Karjakin, Sergey2752To, N.23531-037B90chess.com INT2020
19Ider, B.2489Karjakin, Sergey27521-060A04chess.com INT2020
20Karjakin, Sergey2752Landaw, J.23181-059C53chess.com INT2020
21Karjakin, Sergey2752Kane, J.22401/2-1/261C57chess.com INT2020
22Abdrlauf, Elham2338Karjakin, Sergey27521-074A00chess.com INT2020
23Karjakin, Sergey2752Bortnyk, Olexandr25980-134B04chess.com INT2020
24Karjakin, Sergey2752Lodici, Lorenzo24831-016C50chess.com INT2020
25Shahinyan, D.2452Karjakin, Sergey27520-135B23chess.com INT2020
26Karjakin, Sergey2752Zelbel, P.24481-047A06chess.com INT2020
27Dubov, Daniil2702Karjakin, Sergey27521-038C53Moscow2020
28Karjakin, Sergey2752Artemiev, Vladislav27111-051C75Moscow2020
29Fedoseev, Vladimir2674Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/240E25Moscow2020
30Karjakin, Sergey2752Svidler, Peter27231-038B96Moscow2020
31Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Karjakin, Sergey27521-032E20Moscow2020
32Karjakin, Sergey2752Matlakov, Maxim26981-044E10Moscow2020
33Goganov, Aleksey2594Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/242E02Moscow2020
34Karjakin, Sergey2752Chigaev, Maksim26191/2-1/228C88Moscow2020
35Vitiugov, Nikita2720Karjakin, Sergey27520-142C67Moscow2020
36Karjakin, Sergey2752Esipenko, Andrey26861/2-1/257C42Moscow2020
37Antipov, Mikhail Al.2611Karjakin, Sergey27520-145C50Moscow2020
38Duda, J.2743Karjakin, Sergey27520-166D37chess24.com INT2020
39Karjakin, Sergey2752Aronian, L.27810-131A45chess24.com INT2020
40Firouzja, Alireza2749Karjakin, Sergey27521-055D77chess24.com INT2020
41Karjakin, Sergey2752Anton Guijarro, D.26750-147C53chess24.com INT2020
42Radjabov, T.2765Karjakin, Sergey27521-051D63chess24.com INT2020
43Karjakin, Sergey2752Carlsen, Magnus28621-052C41chess24.com INT2020
44Nepomniachtchi, I.2784Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2020
45Karjakin, Sergey2752Svidler, P.27231/2-1/242A45chess24.com INT2020
46So, Wesley2770Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/245B56chess24.com INT2020
47Karjakin, Sergey2752Vidit, S.27261-050C50chess24.com INT2020
48Le Quang Liem2709Karjakin, Sergey27521-050B67chess24.com INT2020
49Karjakin, Sergey2752Nakamura, Hi27360-132C28chess24.com INT2020
50Karjakin, Sergey2752Vachier Lagrave, M.27841/2-1/237B69chess24.com INT2020