My Favourite chessplayer

My Favourite chessplayer

Mar 2, 2017, 5:36 AM |

My favourite chessplayer is Sergey Karjakin. He is a very talented player. When he was 12 years old he earned the titel of GM and maked a new world record of youngest GM ever. 

In March 2016, Karjakin won the Candidates Tournament 2016 to become the official challenger for the World Chess Championship. He lost the championship match to Magnus Carlsen in November 2016 in rapid-play tiebreak.

Karjakin won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship, the Chess World Cup 2015, and the 2016 World Blitz Chess Championship. He also won the Norway Chess Tournament twice (2013, 2014) and the Corus Chess Tournament in 2009.

He has competed in seven Chess Olympiads, three times for Ukraine and four times for Russia, winning three gold medals, two silver and two bronze. He also won the team gold with Russia at the World Team Chess Championship in Antalya in 2013.

Karjakin learned to play chess when he was five years old. He joined the A.V. Momot Club in Kramatorsk, Ukraine and was coached by Vladislav Borovikov,[2][3] becoming an International Master at age 11 years and 11 months. He won the U10 European championship in 1999, and the U12 world championship in 2001. Also in 2001, Karjakin tied for first place in the U14 European championship with Borki Predojević and Rauf Mamedov, taking the silver medal on tiebreak.[4] In January 2002, he was the official second of fellow Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomariov during the final of the FIDE World Championship, though Karjakin had only just turned 12 at the time.

By scoring grandmaster norms at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Alushta tournament in May 2002 and Sudak in August 2002, he surpassed Bu Xiangzhi to become the world's youngest grandmaster at the age of 12 years 7 months - a record that still stands.

In 2003, Karjakin won a six-game match against Alexandra Kosteniuk ("Dannemann Classico") in Brissago by a score of 4–2, and tied for second in the Ukrainian championship.