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Sergey Karjakin won 2016 World Chess Candidates Tournament

Karjakin will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in the United States in November 2016.

Mar 29, 2016 08:16 IST
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Sergey KarjakinRussian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin on 28 March 2016 won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament held in Moscow.

In the final Round 14, the Russian grandmaster defeated American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.

Karjakin will now play with the incumbent world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, in a match for the world chess crown in the United States in November 2016.

About Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin is a Ukrainian-born Russian chess grandmaster.

He is a former chess prodigy and holds the record for the world's youngest Grandmaster ever, having qualified for this title at the age of 12 years and 7 months.

He won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship and the Chess World Cup 2015.

He also won the Norway Chess Tournament twice and the Corus Chess Tournament in 2009.

He has competed in six Chess Olympiads, three times for Ukraine and three times for Russia, winning three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze.

He was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship in Antalya in 2013.

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