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Sergey Karjakin
Full name Sergey Karjakin
Country  Ukraine  Russia
12 January 1990
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2772
(#6 in the April 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2780 (January 2013)
Sergey Karjakin [1] (born 12 January 1990 in Simferopol) is a Russian (formerly Ukrainian) chess grandmaster.

He was a chess prodigy and holds the record for both the youngest international master, eleven years and eleven months, and grandmaster in history, at the age of twelve years and seven months.

On 25 July 2009 Karjakin adopted Russian citizenship and will henceforth be playing for Russia.[2][3]


  1. Ukrainian: Сергій Карякін; Russian: Сергей Карякин
  2. Karjakin to play for Russia,, August 1, 2009
  3. Sergey Karjakin takes Russian citizenship, Retrieved on 2009-08-01.