Karjakin, Sergey Age 29

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#17 (active)
Russian Federation
#5 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2750 World #18 (active)
2814 World #6 (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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2814So, Wesley27491/2-1/236A01Riga2019
2So, Wesley2749Karjakin, Sergey28141-033A29Riga2019
3So, Wesley2806Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/218C65Riga2019
4Karjakin, Sergey2750So, Wesley28061/2-1/217C50Riga2019
5So, Wesley2806Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/227C65Riga2019
6Karjakin, Sergey2750So, Wesley28061/2-1/231C65Riga2019
7So, Wesley2763Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/219E20Riga2019
8Karjakin, Sergey2748So, Wesley27631/2-1/217C42Riga2019
9Karjakin, Sergey2748Giri, Anish27791-034D12Riga2019
10Giri, Anish2770Karjakin, Sergey28141/2-1/243A07Riga2019
11Karjakin, Sergey2814Giri, Anish27701/2-1/237C67Riga2019
12Giri, Anish2770Karjakin, Sergey28141/2-1/283A20Riga2019
13Giri, A.2779Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/283A20Riga LAT2019
14Karjakin, Sergey2814Giri, Anish27701/2-1/229C67Riga2019
15Giri, Anish2769Karjakin, Sergey27501-051A15Riga2019
16Karjakin, Sergey2750Giri, Anish27691-046B90Riga2019
17Giri, Anish2779Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/230A15Riga2019
18Karjakin, Sergey2748Giri, Anish27791/2-1/216C65Riga2019
19Karjakin, Sergey2748Caruana, Fabiano28191/2-1/266A61Zagreb2019
20Anand, V.2767Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/245C67Zagreb CRO2019
21Anand, Viswanathan2767Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/246C67Zagreb2019
22Karjakin, Sergey2748Giri, Anish27791/2-1/233E10Zagreb2019
23Vachier Lagrave, M.2779Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/236C67Zagreb CRO2019
24Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2779Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/236C67Zagreb2019
25Karjakin, Sergey2748So, Wesley27541/2-1/230C67Zagreb2019
26Aronian, Levon2752Karjakin, Sergey27481-055C67Zagreb2019
27Karjakin, Sergey2748Carlsen, Magnus28751/2-1/242D30Zagreb2019
28Nepomniachtchi, Ian2775Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/235C53Zagreb2019
29Karjakin, Sergey2748Nakamura, Hi27541/2-1/277D37Zagreb CRO2019
30Karjakin, Sergey2748Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/278E10Zagreb2019
31Ding Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/251E00Zagreb CRO2019
32Ding, Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/251E00Zagreb2019
33Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2774Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/227E20Zagreb2019
34Karjakin, Sergey2748Nepomniachtchi, I.27751-048B51Moscow RUS2019
35Nepomniachtchi, I.2775Karjakin, Sergey27480-125C53Moscow RUS2019
36Nepomniachtchi, I.2775Karjakin, Sergey27480-115C53Moscow RUS2019
37Karjakin, Sergey2748Nepomniachtchi, I.27751/2-1/248B90Moscow RUS2019
38Nepomniachtchi, I.2775Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/249C53Moscow RUS2019
39Karjakin, Sergey2748Kramnik, V.27531-042C47Moscow RUS2019
40Kramnik, V.2753Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/260C53Moscow RUS2019
41Radjabov, T.2759Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/247C65Moscow RUS2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2748Radjabov, T.27591/2-1/234B33Moscow RUS2019
43Radjabov, T.2759Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/234C47Moscow RUS2019
44Wei Yi2741Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/242A13Moscow RUS2019
45Karjakin, Sergey2748Wei Yi27411-035B10Moscow RUS2019
46Karjakin, Sergey2748Nepomniachtchi, I.27750-123B90Moscow RUS2019
47Nepomniachtchi, I.2775Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/258C48Moscow RUS2019
48Dubov, Daniil2700Karjakin, Sergey27480-143E00Moscow RUS2019
49Karjakin, Sergey2748Dubov, Daniil27001/2-1/238D41Moscow RUS2019
50Dubov, Daniil2700Karjakin, Sergey27481/2-1/259E00Moscow RUS2019