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 
51Maghsoodloo, Parham2742Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-057Samarkand28 Dec 2023
52Shevchenko, Kirill2651Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-191Samarkand28 Dec 2023
53Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Vakhidov, Jahongir25991/2-1/241Samarkand28 Dec 2023
54Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Anton Guijarro, David26701/2-1/265Samarkand28 Dec 2023
55Gareyev, Timur2570Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-134Samarkand27 Dec 2023
56Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Sjugirov, Sanan27031-044Samarkand27 Dec 2023
57Murzin, Volodar2627Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-056Samarkand27 Dec 2023
58Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Tari, Aryan26231-034Samarkand27 Dec 2023
59Riazantsev, Alexander2616Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-137Samarkand26 Dec 2023
60Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Gokerkan, Cem Kaan25231-038Samarkand26 Dec 2023
61Grigoriants, Sergey2544Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-060Samarkand26 Dec 2023
62Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Amangeldy, Ernur21341/2-1/234Samarkand26 Dec 2023
63Bryakin, Mikhail2486Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/248Samarkand26 Dec 2023
64Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Paravyan, David26120-151Moscow9 Dec 2023
65Matlakov, Maxim2670Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-134Moscow9 Dec 2023
66Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Makarian, Rudik25301-044Moscow9 Dec 2023
67Potkin, Vladimir2555Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-1121Moscow9 Dec 2023
68Zakhartsov, Vladimir2509Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-142Moscow9 Dec 2023
69Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Dreev, Alexey26061-043Moscow9 Dec 2023
70Ponkratov, Pavel2608Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-132Moscow9 Dec 2023
71Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Savchenko, Boris25051/2-1/231Moscow9 Dec 2023
72Dubov, Daniil2710Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/243Moscow9 Dec 2023
73Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Riazantsev, Alexander26161-030Moscow9 Dec 2023
74Grischuk, Alexander2732Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-128Moscow9 Dec 2023
75Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Giri, Anish27521/2-1/250Saint Louis30 Nov 2023
76So, Wesley2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/237Saint Louis29 Nov 2023
77Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Firouzja, Alireza27771/2-1/243Saint Louis28 Nov 2023
78Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/239Saint Louis25 Nov 2023
79Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Caruana, Fabiano27951/2-1/264Saint Louis24 Nov 2023
80Aronian, Levon2727Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/232Saint Louis23 Nov 2023
81Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Dominguez Perez, Leinier27451/2-1/287Saint Louis22 Nov 2023
82Rapport, Richard2748Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/235Saint Louis21 Nov 2023
83Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Giri, Anish27521/2-1/232Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
84Firouzja, Alireza2777Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-050Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
85Xiong, Jeffery2681Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-130Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
86Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Le, Quang Liem27311/2-1/242Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
87Caruana, Fabiano2795Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-041Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
88Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Sevian, Samuel26961/2-1/241Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
89So, Wesley2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711/2-1/238Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
90Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27341-036Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
91Robson, Ray2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-158Saint Louis18 Nov 2023
92Giri, Anish2752Nepomniachtchi, Ian27711-030Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
93Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Firouzja, Alireza27770-156Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
94Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Xiong, Jeffery26811-050Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
95Le, Quang Liem2731Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-143Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
96Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Caruana, Fabiano27951-052Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
97Sevian, Samuel2696Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-166Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
98Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771So, Wesley27520-140Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
99Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2734Nepomniachtchi, Ian27710-161Saint Louis17 Nov 2023
100Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Robson, Ray26961-040Saint Louis17 Nov 2023