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)
2778 World #3, Peak 2821 (Nov 2015)
2795 World #6, Peak 2880 (Jul 2014)
14 Jul 1990
Bryansk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
FIDE ID 4168119

Active Years:
2001 - 2023
Total Games:
1070 (39%)
538 (20%)
1135 (41%)
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.

Youth Championships: European U10 Champion in 2000,,European U12 Champion in 2001 and 2002, World U12 Champion in 2002, Russian U18 Champion in 2004, Russian Champion 2010, European Champion 2010.

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 will again be eligible to qualify for the Candidates match to be held in 2024.

Major tournament wins: Aeroflot Open in 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 
1Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Giri, Anish27521/2-1/250Saint Louis30 Nov 2023
2So, Wesley2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/237Saint Louis29 Nov 2023
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Firouzja, Alireza27771/2-1/243Saint Louis28 Nov 2023
4Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/239Saint Louis25 Nov 2023
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Caruana, Fabiano27951/2-1/264Saint Louis24 Nov 2023
6Aronian, Levon2727Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/232Saint Louis23 Nov 2023
7Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Dominguez Perez, Leinier27451/2-1/287Saint Louis22 Nov 2023
8Rapport, Richard2748Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/235Saint Louis21 Nov 2023
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Giri, Anish27521/2-1/232Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
10Firouzja, Alireza2777Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-050Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
11Xiong, Jeffery2681Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-130Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Le, Quang Liem27311/2-1/242Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
13Caruana, Fabiano2795Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-041Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
14Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Sevian, Samuel26961/2-1/241Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
15So, Wesley2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/238Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27341-036Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
17Robson, Ray2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-158Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
18Giri, Anish2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-030Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
19Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Firouzja, Alireza27770-156Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Xiong, Jeffery26811-050Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
21Le, Quang Liem2731Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-143Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Caruana, Fabiano27951-052Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
23Sevian, Samuel2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-166Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
24Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771So, Wesley27520-140Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
25Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-161Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Robson, Ray26961-040Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
27Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Le, Quang Liem27311-069Saint Louis16 Nov 2023
28Robson, Ray2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-040Saint Louis16 Nov 2023
29Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771So, Wesley27521-062Saint Louis16 Nov 2023
30Xiong, Jeffery2681Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/244Saint Louis15 Nov 2023
31Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/265Saint Louis15 Nov 2023
32Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Firouzja, Alireza27771/2-1/243Saint Louis15 Nov 2023
33Caruana, Fabiano2795Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/256Saint Louis14 Nov 2023
34Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Giri, Anish27521/2-1/276Saint Louis14 Nov 2023
35Sevian, Samuel2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-030Saint Louis14 Nov 2023
36Kramnik, Vladimir2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-150Amsterdam26 Sep 2023
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Grischuk, Alexander27321-067Amsterdam26 Sep 2023
38Dubov, Daniil2710Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-024Amsterdam26 Sep 2023
39Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27341-047Amsterdam26 Sep 2023
40Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771So, Wesley27531-069Amsterdam25 Sep 2023
41Anand, Viswanathan2754Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/232Amsterdam25 Sep 2023
42Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Svidler, Peter26891/2-1/234Amsterdam25 Sep 2023
43Aronian, Levon2742Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/222Amsterdam25 Sep 2023
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Gelfand, Boris26551-042Amsterdam25 Sep 2023
45Grischuk, Alexander2732Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-136Amsterdam23 Sep 2023
46Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Kramnik, Vladimir27531-032Amsterdam23 Sep 2023
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Dubov, Daniil27101-079Amsterdam23 Sep 2023
48Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-126Amsterdam23 Sep 2023
49So, Wesley2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-046Amsterdam22 Sep 2023
50Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Anand, Viswanathan27540-170Amsterdam22 Sep 2023