Sergey Karjakin: The Ultimate Prodigy
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Sergey Karjakin: The Ultimate Prodigy

In 2002 Sergey Karjakin became a grandmaster at the age of 12 years and 7 months, a record that has never been beaten despite an explosion of young prodigies in recent years. In 2016 he took the lead with four games of the New York World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen to go, but eventually lost out in rapid tiebreaks, a blow he has perhaps yet fully to recover from. FM Andrey Terekhov profiles Karjakin, who played in last year's Lindores Abbey Chess Stars, in the 8th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Heritage Society.

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