2016 FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament Has Been Won by Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin


The prestigious FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow has been won by the Sergey Karjakin a Russian grandmaster. He has defeated American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana scoring 8.5 points in the final round.

He will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in November 2016 after this victory.

About Sergey Karjakin:

  • He was born on 12th January 1990 in Ukrainian.
  • He is world’s youngest Grandmaster ever after he had qualified for this title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, it is his world record.
  • He had won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship.
  • He also won the 2015 Chess World Cup.
  • He also had won the Norway Chess Tournament for the two times and the 2009 Corus Chess Tournament.
  • At the 2013 World Team Chess Championship in Antalya he has served as member of the gold medal-winning Russian team.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 29, 2016