Sergey Karjakin

Russian chess player

Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin (Russian: Серге́й Алекса́ндрович Каря́кин, born 12 January 1990 in Simferopol, Ukraine, Soviet Union) is a Russian chess grandmaster, formerly representing Ukraine. A chess prodigy, he previously held the record for the world's youngest ever grandmaster, having qualified for the title at the age of 12 years and 7 months.

Sergey Karjakik (2016)

Quotes edit

  • Many people ask if I regret my public support of the special operation? After all, I have already lost invitations to Western tournaments and may lose an invitation to the candidates tournament. My answer is simple. I am on the side of Russia and my President. No matter what happens, I will support my country in any situation without thinking for a second!
  • I wanted to say it was a good fake, but no. It was a bad fake.
    • Said about pictures and video from the Bucha massacre, in Tweet, 5 April 2022

Quotes about Karjakin edit

  • Sergey Karjakin is found guilty of breach of article 2.2.10 of the FIDE Code of Ethics, and is sanctioned to a worldwide ban of six months from participating as a player in any FIDE rated chess competition, taking effect from the date of this decision, 21 March 2022.
  • I saw what he’s been writing on Twitter — I have nothing to say against Sergey, but I think he’s lost his mind in the last couple of months. [...] This is not just about a political opinion, but it is about the killing of innocent civilians, innocent Ukrainians.
  • A lot of Russians who previously supported Putin openly or did not say anything about it, chose to turn around and are now saying that Putin went too far. Karjakin has chosen the other way. He has increased his support for Putin. This type of attitude cannot be accepted.

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