Ukraine born Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin, won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow.
- The Russian triumphed over the United States’ Fabiano Caruana, whom he played in the last round. Karjakin scored 8.5/14 to finish first in the eight-player tournament.
- Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin has wonthrilling Moscow cliffhanger to challenge for world title against the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in the United States in November this year.
- Prior to winning the Moscow Candidates tournament, Karjakin’s biggest successes include winning the 2015 World Cup and finishing second in the last Candidates tournament, held in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk in 2014.
Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin
- He was born in Ukraine he has competed for the Russian federation since 2009.
- Sergey learned to play chess when he was five years old and became anInternational Master at age 11 years and 11 months.
- The 26-year-old Mr. Karjakin was born in Ukraine and holds the record for the youngest player ever to win the grandmaster title.
- He has competed in sixChess Olympiads, three times for Ukraine and three times for Russia, winning three gold medals, two silver and a bronze.