Happy 29th Birthday to Ian Nepomniachtchi (World #6)!

Happy 29th Birthday to Ian Nepomniachtchi (World #6)!

Happy 29th Birthday to Ian Nepomniachtchi (World #6)! He won the Russian and European Championships in 2010. These days he is playing at the Dortmund @SparkassenChess. Photo via sparkassen-chess-meeting.de

Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi (Russian: Ян Алекса́ндрович Непо́мнящий, romanized: Yan Aleksandrovich Nepomnyashchiy; born 14 July 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

He was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the 2013 World Team Chess Championship in Antalyaand at the 2015 European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavík.

Nepomniachtchi won the 2010 Russian Superfinal and European Individual titles. He also won the 2016 Tal Memorial and 2008 and 2015 Aeroflot Open.

In October 2016, Nepomniachtchi was ranked fourth in the world in both rapid chess and blitz chess. He has won two silver medals in the World Rapid Championship and a silver medal at the World Blitz Championship as well as winning the 2008 Ordix Open.
Last update: 14 July 2019, 13:17 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2881.7 +9.7 2895.0 2920.0 28
2 Caruana 2817.8 −1.2 2817.0 2772.0 26
3 Ding Liren 2808.2 −3.8 2786.0 2779.0 26
4 ↑6 So 2781.7 +18.7 2812.4 2749.0 25
5 ↓1 Giri 2778.7 −0.3 2758.4 2770.0 25
6 Nepomniachtchi 2770.6 −4.4 2757.0 2815.0 29