Sergey Karjakin

Сергій Карякін (Ukrainian )

Sergei Alexandrovich Karjakin (Russian: Сергей Александрович Карякин, scientific transliteration Sergei Aleksandrovich Karjakin, Ukrainian Сергій Карякін, scientific transliteration Serhiy Karjakin, born January 12, 1990 in Simferopol ) is a Ukrainian- Russian chess grandmaster, who played until 2009 for Ukraine and since then competes for Russia.

With five years Karjakin learned to play chess when 11 - year-old he became an International Master. He achieved his grandmaster title on 12 August 2002 at the age of 12 years, 7 months and 0 days and thus holds the record as the youngest chess grandmaster of all time.

Karjakin was well known in the chess scene at a young age and will be invited to high-profile tournaments such as the Dortmund Chess days in 2004. He also participated in man-machine competitions (eg in Bilbao 2004) and the A- tournament in Wijk aan Zee (Corus Chess Tournament ), which he won in 2009. He was of Ruslan Ponomariov 's second during his participation in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002.

Garry Kasparov called Karjakin several times as one of the favorites for the future world champion throne.

Sergei Karjakin received on 25 July 2009, the Russian citizenship and plays since October 2009, for Russia.

In July 2012, he won in Astana the inaugural World Cup in rapid chess. Karjakin came to 11.5 points from 15 games and thus remanded the world number one Magnus Carlsen in second place. In May 2013 he was first with 6 points from 9 in the Norway Chess Tournament (cat. XXI with an Elo average of 2766 ). At the Candidates tournament for the World Chess Championship 2014, he reached the second place.

Karjakin was married to the WIM Kateryna Dolzhykova.