Ian Nepomniachtchi

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Ian Nepomniachtchi
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Nepomniachtchi in 2014
Full name Ian Aleksandrovich Nepomniachtchi
Country Russia
Born (1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 25)
Bryansk, Russian SFSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2720 (October 2015)
(No. 18 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2735 (January 2012)

Ian Aleksandrovitch Nepomniachtchi (Russian: Ян Алекса́ндрович Непо́мнящий; born July 14, 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the 2010 Russian Chess Champion. He was a member of the gold-medal winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship in Antalya 2013.[1]

Early years[edit]

He won the European Youth Chess Championship three times, in 2000 in the U10 category, and in 2001 and 2002 in the U12.[2] In 2002 he also won the World Youth Chess Championship in the U12 category.

Adult career[edit]

By winning the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2008, he qualified for the 2008 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, where he shared second place after being undefeated. In 2010, in Rijeka, he won the European Individual Chess Championship with 9/11.[3] In the same year, in Moscow, he won the Russian Chess Championship, defeating Sergey Karjakin in a playoff.[4] In November 2011 Nepomniachtchi tied for 3rd–5th with Vasily Ivanchuk and Sergey Karjakin in the category 22 Tal Memorial in Moscow.[5] In 2013 he tied for 1st–8th with Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Romanov, Alexander G Beliavsky, Constantin Lupulescu, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Sergei Movsesian, Hrant Melkumyan, Alexey Dreev and Evgeny Alekseev in the European Individual Chess Championship.[6]


  1. ^ "World Team 09 Russia takes gold; China silver". ChessBase. 2013-12-06. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Week In Chess 420". The Week In Chess. Mark Crowther. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ian Nepomniachtchi is European Chess Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "First Russian title for Nepomniachtchi". ChessVibes.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carlsen catches Aronian in last round, wins Tal Memorial on tiebreak". ChessVibes. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2013-05-16). "14th European Individual Championships 2013". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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Preceded by
Alexander Grischuk
Russian Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Peter Svidler
Preceded by
Evgeny Tomashevsky
European Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Vladimir Potkin