Nepomniachtchi, Ian Age 33


Live Rating
Live Rank
FIDE Rating
World Rank
FIDE Peak Rating
2795 - Mar 2023 (Age 32)
FIDE Peak Rank
#2 (2793) - Feb 2023 (Age 32)
2754 World #4, Peak 2821 (Nov 2015)
2800 World #5, Peak 2880 (Jul 2014)
14 Jul 1990
Bryansk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
FIDE ID 4168119

Active Years:
2001 - 2024
Total Games:
1099 (39%)
546 (19%)
1172 (42%)
Total score:
Performance :
Performance for the last active 12 months:
C45 Scotch Game (68 games)
B12 Caro-Kann Defense (45 games)
B33 Sicilian Defense (41 games)
B90 Sicilian Defense (108 games)
D85 Grünfeld Defense (68 games)
B51 Sicilian Defense (47 games)

Titles: International Master since 2004; Grandmaster since 2007.

Grandmaster norms:

Highest Ratings:

Youth Championships: European U10 Champion in 2000,,European U12 Champion in 2001 and 2002, World U12 Champion in 2002 (ahead of Magnus Carlsen on tiebreak), Russian U18 Champion in 2004.

National Championships: Russian Champion 2010 & 2020, runner up in 2013.

Continental Championships: European Champion 2010; equal first with seven other players in 2013.

World Championship cycles: World Cup 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and Grand Prix series 2017. In 2021 he won the Candidates tournament with 8.5/14 and and faced Carlsen in the World Championship Match in November 2021, losing the Challenge 7.5-3.5 (+0 -4 =7) after 11 games.

He again qualified for the World Championship challenge in 2022 by again winning the Candidates tournament, which had been split over 2021 and 2022 due to Covid-19, this time going down to Ding Liren 1.5-2.5 in the rapid game tiebreaker after the classical games match was drawn 7-7 (+3-3+8) - Carlsen had retired from the World Championship cycle leaving the way open for Ding Liren who had placed 2nd in the Candidates of 2021-22. Nepomniachtchi is eligible to qualify for the Candidates match to be held in April 2024.

Major tournament wins: Aeroflot Open in 2008 and 2015, Hainan Danzhou GM Tournament in 2016. Tal Memorial in 2016, and Dortmund in 2018.

Other tournament wins: first at the Petrosian Memorial in 2003, Young Stars of the World in 2003 and 2007, and 9th Pyotr Ismalov Memorial Open in 2005,

Other major tournament results: 2nd at Corus Group C in 2007, =2nd at Dortmund in 2008, 2nd at the Capablanca Memorial in 2010, =2nd at the Capablanca Memorial in 2012, =2nd at the Moscow Open in 2013, =1st (2nd on count back) at the London Classic in 2017, and =2nd at the Karpov Poikovsky in 2018.

Olympiads: Individual bronze playing for Russia 2 at the Olympiads in 2010 and for Russia 1 in 2014.

National team results: Team gold for Russia in the European Team Championship in 2015, individual
gold playing for Russia in the World Team Championship in 2011, 2013
and 2017, team gold in Russia-China match in 2012.

Team results: team gold in the Russian Premier League in 2017, individual gold in the Russian Premier League in 2014 and 2016, team golds in the European Club Cup in 2006 (with the ShK Tomsk-400 club) and in 2017 (with the Globus club).

Rapid and Blitz tournaments wins: First at the Ordix Open in 2008, the Aeroflot Blitz Open in 2013 & 2015, the Yaroslav the Wise 2014 Tournament of Champions in 2014, Moscow Blitz Championship 2015 and the the Cup of the REGION Group of Companies 2018 Blitz.

Other major Rapid and Blitz tournament results: 2nd at the World Rapid Championship in 2013, =2nd at the World Blitz Championship in 2013, 2nd at the ACP Cup in 2013, =2nd at the World Rapid Championship in 2015, 2nd at the the Cup of the REGION Group of Companies Blitz in 2016, =1st at the Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan in 2016, =1st (3rd on count back) at the World Rapid Championship in 2017 and 3rd at the Tal Memorial Blitz in 2018.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteDate 
1Caruana, Fabiano2803Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/2109Toronto21 Apr 2024
2Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Nakamura, Hikaru27891/2-1/227Toronto20 Apr 2024
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu27471/2-1/255Toronto18 Apr 2024
4Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2727Nepomniachtchi, Ian27580-167Toronto17 Apr 2024
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Gukesh, Dommaraju27431/2-1/240Toronto15 Apr 2024
6Firouzja, Alireza2760Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/244Toronto14 Apr 2024
7Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Abasov, Nijat Azad26321/2-1/263Toronto13 Apr 2024
8Nakamura, Hikaru2789Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/240Toronto11 Apr 2024
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Caruana, Fabiano28031/2-1/241Toronto10 Apr 2024
10Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu2747Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/244Toronto9 Apr 2024
11Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27271-044Toronto7 Apr 2024
12Gukesh, Dommaraju2743Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/240Toronto6 Apr 2024
13Nepomniachtchi, Ian2758Firouzja, Alireza27601-045Toronto5 Apr 2024
14Abasov, Nijat Azad2632Nepomniachtchi, Ian27581/2-1/234Toronto4 Apr 2024
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Van Foreest, Jorden26821/2-1/231Wijk aan Zee28 Jan 2024
16Firouzja, Alireza2759Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691-028Wijk aan Zee27 Jan 2024
17Giri, Anish2749Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691/2-1/231Wijk aan Zee26 Jan 2024
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Ding, Liren27801-036Wijk aan Zee24 Jan 2024
19Wei, Yi2740Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691-041Wijk aan Zee23 Jan 2024
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Abdusattorov, Nodirbek27271-065Wijk aan Zee21 Jan 2024
21Maghsoodloo, Parham2740Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691/2-1/256Wijk aan Zee20 Jan 2024
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu27431/2-1/244Wijk aan Zee19 Jan 2024
23Gukesh, Dommaraju2725Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691-049Wijk aan Zee18 Jan 2024
24Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Donchenko, Alexander26431/2-1/256Wijk aan Zee16 Jan 2024
25Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2742Nepomniachtchi, Ian27691/2-1/255Wijk aan Zee15 Jan 2024
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2769Ju, Wenjun25491/2-1/280Wijk aan Zee14 Jan 2024
27Warmerdam, Max2625Nepomniachtchi, Ian27690-129Wijk aan Zee13 Jan 2024
28Daneshvar, Bardiya2591Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/2104Samarkand30 Dec 2023
29Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Duda, Jan Krzysztof27321-028Samarkand30 Dec 2023
30Indjic, Aleksandar2589Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/225Samarkand30 Dec 2023
31Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar27270-139Samarkand30 Dec 2023
32Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2716Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/249Samarkand30 Dec 2023
33Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2723Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/225Samarkand30 Dec 2023
34Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27311/2-1/235Samarkand30 Dec 2023
35Nihal, Sarin2688Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-158Samarkand30 Dec 2023
36Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Shimanov, Aleksandr25781-046Samarkand30 Dec 2023
37Murzin, Volodar2627Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/245Samarkand30 Dec 2023
38Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/237Samarkand30 Dec 2023
39Dubov, Daniil2710Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/212Samarkand29 Dec 2023
40Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Rapport, Richard27311-071Samarkand29 Dec 2023
41Artemiev, Vladislav2711Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/238Samarkand29 Dec 2023
42Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Salem, AR Saleh26391-063Samarkand29 Dec 2023
43Giri, Anish2754Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/229Samarkand29 Dec 2023
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Lazavik, Denis25561-042Samarkand29 Dec 2023
45Vasquez Schroder, Rodrigo Rafael2475Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-139Samarkand29 Dec 2023
46Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Dardha, Daniel25981-037Samarkand29 Dec 2023
47Dreev, Alexey2606Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/276Samarkand29 Dec 2023
48Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Xue, Haowen24551-050Samarkand29 Dec 2023
49Rakhmanov, Alexander2521Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/22829 Dec 2023
50Rakhmanov, Alexander2614Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/249Samarkand29 Dec 2023