Karjakin, Sergey Age 29

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2756 World #17 (active)
2829 World #4 (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, Sergey2829Korobov, Anton27711/2-1/251B90Bucharest2019
2Artemiev, Vladislav2779Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215E20Bucharest2019
3Karjakin, Sergey2829Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27401/2-1/253C47Bucharest2019
4Anand, Viswanathan2791Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/215C67Bucharest2019
5Karjakin, Sergey2829Caruana, Fabiano27741-058B40Bucharest2019
6Aronian, Levon2818Karjakin, Sergey28290-157C53Bucharest2019
7Karjakin, Sergey2829Giri, Anish27401/2-1/268D04Bucharest2019
8Le, Quang Liem2680Karjakin, Sergey28290-171C65Bucharest2019
9Karjakin, Sergey2829So, Wesley27631/2-1/239D04Bucharest2019
10Korobov, Anton2771Karjakin, Sergey28291/2-1/230E54Bucharest2019
11Karjakin, Sergey2829Artemiev, Vladislav27791/2-1/261B12Bucharest2019
12Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2740Karjakin, Sergey28290-121E34Bucharest2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2829Anand, Viswanathan27911-044C65Bucharest2019
14Caruana, Fabiano2774Karjakin, Sergey28291-028A16Bucharest2019
15Karjakin, Sergey2829Aronian, Levon28181/2-1/238C47Bucharest2019
16Giri, Anish2740Karjakin, Sergey28290-145C53Bucharest2019
17Karjakin, Sergey2829Le, Quang Liem26801/2-1/235B30Bucharest2019
18So, Wesley2763Karjakin, Sergey28291-028A15Bucharest2019
19Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2734Karjakin, Sergey27561/2-1/235E37Bucharest2019
20Karjakin, Sergey2756Anand, Viswanathan27571-070C53Bucharest2019
21Artemiev, Vladislav2768Karjakin, Sergey27560-139A16Bucharest2019
22Karjakin, Sergey2756Le, Quang Liem27461/2-1/225D05Bucharest2019
23Karjakin, Sergey2756So, Wesley28021/2-1/225C47Bucharest2019
24Caruana, Fabiano2791Karjakin, Sergey27561-099A16Bucharest2019
25Karjakin, Sergey2756Giri, Anish27050-138B90Bucharest2019
26Aronian, Levon2768Karjakin, Sergey27561/2-1/254C65Bucharest2019
27Karjakin, Sergey2756Korobov, Anton27981/2-1/241B90Bucharest2019
28Kovalev, Vladislav2661Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/234C67Douglas2019
29Karjakin, Sergey2760Alekseenko, Kirill26740-189A07Douglas2019
30Maghsoodloo, Parham2664Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/244A15Douglas2019
31Karjakin, Sergey2760Dreev, Alexey26621-031B40Douglas2019
32Fedoseev, Vladimir2664Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/248E10Douglas2019
33Karjakin, Sergey2760Kryvoruchko, Yuriy26691/2-1/248C55Douglas2019
34Anton Guijarro, David2674Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/238A15Douglas2019
35Karjakin, Sergey2760Demchenko, Anton26551-046B69Douglas2019
36Jumabayev, Rinat2630Karjakin, Sergey27600-140E00Douglas2019
37Karjakin, Sergey2760Sadhwani, Raunak24791/2-1/231B12Douglas2019
38Abasov, Nijat2632Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/290A15Douglas2019
39Karjakin, Sergey2760Vitiugov, Nikita27321/2-1/230C53Khanty-Mansiysk2019
40Vitiugov, Nikita2732Karjakin, Sergey27601-053C65Khanty-Mansiysk2019
41Sevian, Samuel2654Karjakin, Sergey27600-147C53Khanty-Mansiysk2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2760Sevian, Samuel26541-071A07Khanty-Mansiysk2019
43Karjakin, Sergey2760Megaranto, Susanto25501/2-1/239B07Khanty-Mansiysk2019
44Megaranto, Susanto2550Karjakin, Sergey27600-170E00Khanty-Mansiysk2019
45Caruana, Fabiano2818Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/252A29Saint Louis2019
46Karjakin, Sergey2750Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/235E10Saint Louis2019
47Giri, Anish2779Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/244A29Saint Louis2019
48Karjakin, Sergey2750Vachier Lagrave, M.27781-051D86Saint Louis USA2019
49Karjakin, Sergey2750Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27781-051D86Saint Louis2019
50So, Wesley2776Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/242A46Saint Louis2019