Karjakin, Sergey Age 31

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #34 (active)
2765 World #17 (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, Sergey2757Shankland, Samuel L27091-036C00Sochi2021
2Shankland, Samuel L2709Karjakin, Sergey27571-058A20Sochi2021
3Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2831Karjakin, Sergey27090-131A45Sochi2021
4Karjakin, Sergey2709Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28311/2-1/291A05Sochi2021
5Karjakin, Sergey2709Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28311/2-1/238A05Sochi2021
6Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2831Karjakin, Sergey27091/2-1/239C67Sochi2021
7Karjakin, Sergey2757Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27491/2-1/224D85Sochi2021
8Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2749Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/235C67Sochi2021
9Karjakin, Sergey2709Artemiev, Vladislav27571/2-1/238B47Sochi2021
10Artemiev, Vladislav2757Karjakin, Sergey27090-149A45Sochi2021
11Karjakin, Sergey2709Artemiev, Vladislav27571-048B12Sochi2021
12Artemiev, Vladislav2757Karjakin, Sergey27091-026A07Sochi2021
13Artemiev, Vladislav2704Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/236E46Sochi2021
14Karjakin, Sergey2757Artemiev, Vladislav27041/2-1/233B12Sochi2021
15Karjakin, Sergey2757Oparin, Grigoriy26541/2-1/238B51Sochi2021
16Oparin, Grigoriy2654Karjakin, Sergey27570-140E10Sochi2021
17Vokhidov, Shamsiddin2530Karjakin, Sergey27570-150C53Sochi2021
18Karjakin, Sergey2757Vokhidov, Shamsiddin25301-050B67Sochi2021
19Karjakin, Sergey2757Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian26181-054A01chess24.com INT2021
20Aronian, Levon2781Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/252E15chess24.com INT2021
21Karjakin, Sergey2757Tari, Aryan26390-165C50chess24.com INT2021
22Radjabov, Teimour2765Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
23Karjakin, Sergey2757Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27261-056B40chess24.com INT2021
24Dominguez Perez, Leinier2758Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/235C67chess24.com INT2021
25Karjakin, Sergey2757Le, Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
26Karjakin, Sergey2757Le Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
27Karjakin, Sergey2757Le Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
28Jones, Gawain C B2670Karjakin, Sergey27570-136B12chess24.com INT2021
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Karjakin, Sergey27571-069C67chess24.com INT2021
30Karjakin, Sergey2757So, Wesley27700-140A45chess24.com INT2021
31Praggnanandhaa, R.2608Karjakin, Sergey27571-052E15chess24.com INT2021
32Karjakin, Sergey2757Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27291/2-1/269B81chess24.com INT2021
33Firouzja, Alireza2759Karjakin, Sergey27571-051D04chess24.com INT2021
34Karjakin, Sergey2757Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
35Carlsen, Magnus2847Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/266C65chess24.com INT2021
36Karjakin, Sergey2757Radjabov, Teimour27651-030B30chess24.com INT2021
37Giri, Anish2776Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/218C65chess24.com INT2021
38Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
39Karjakin, Sergey2757Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-128B29chess24.com INT2021
40Grandelius, Nils2670Karjakin, Sergey27570-146C84chess24.com INT2021
41Karjakin, Sergey2757Anton Guijarro, David26731-069A45chess24.com INT2021
42Carlsen, Magnus2847Karjakin, Sergey27571-040D61chess24.com INT2021
43Karjakin, Sergey2757Firouzja, Alireza27591-057B12chess24.com INT2021
44Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2758Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/237A45chess24.com INT2021
45Karjakin, Sergey2757Van Foreest, Jorden27011-061C11chess24.com INT2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2736Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
47Karjakin, Sergey2757Dubov, Daniil27101/2-1/213B60chess24.com INT2021
48Aronian, Levon2781Karjakin, Sergey27571-034D02chess24.com INT2021
49Karjakin, Sergey2757So, Wesley27700-154C50chess24.com INT2021
50Pichot, Alan2630Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/240C53chess24.com INT2021