Vladimir Fedoseev at the Grenke Chess Open 2016 in Karlsruhe
|Full name||Vladimir Vasilyevich Fedoseev|
|Born||February 16, 1995|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|FIDE rating||2715 (March 2019)|
|Peak rating||2733 (October 2017)|
Fedoseev tied for second place in the Chigorin Memorial 2010 tournament, finishing seventh on tiebreak. In 2011, Fedoseev won the under 18 section of the Russian Youth Championships and finished runner-up in the same division at the World Youth Chess Championship. In the same year, he played for the gold medal-winning Russian team in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in Kocaeli, Turkey.
In 2012, Fedoseev tied for first place with Alexei Shirov in the Paul Keres Memorial rapid tournament in Tallinn, finishing second after playoffs. In 2013, in Budva, Montenegro, he won the under-18 division of the European Youth Chess Championship, and also won the blitz and rapid events in the under-18 category.
Fedoseev won the bronze medal at the 2014 European Individual Chess Championship in Yerevan, therefore qualifying for the 2015 FIDE World Cup. Later that year, he finished third in the "Lake Sevan" round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia and in the World Junior Chess Championship. In December 2014, he took part in the "Nutcracker Match of the Generations", a match between two teams, Princes (made up of Vladislav Artemiev, Daniil Dubov, Fedoseev, and Grigoriy Oparin) and Kings (Alexei Dreev, Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich, and Alexei Shirov), held in Moscow with the Scheveningen system. Fedoseev was the top scorer of the event with 11/16 points.
In January 2015, he won the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog. In April of that year, he tied for first place in the Dubai Open, placing third on tiebreak; he also won the blitz tournament from the event. In 2016 Fedoseev shared first place in the Grenke Chess Open in Karlsruhe, Germany with Matthias Bluebaum, Nikita Vitiugov, Milos Perunovic, Ni Hua, and Francisco Vallejo Pons, taking second place on tiebreak.
In March 2017 Fedoseev came first in the Aeroflot Open. This victory earned him an invitation to the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, held in July of the same year. In this event he won against Vladimir Kramnik in the opening round and eventually finished second, edging out Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on tiebreak. In June 2017, Fedoseev tied for first place with Maxim Matlakov and Baadur Jobava in the European Individual Championship in Minsk and took the bronze medal on tiebreak. Later in the same month, Fedoseev was part of the Russian team which won the silver medal in the World Team Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. In September, he reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Tbilisi, after knocking out Yusnel Bacallao Alonso, Ernesto Inarkiev, Hikaru Nakamura and Maxim Rodshtein. Fedoseev was then eliminated from the competition by Wesley So. Two months later, Fedoseev won the Urii Eliseev Memorial in Moscow with a score of 4½/5 points. In December he shared 3rd-4th places with Daniil Dubov in the Russian Championship Superfinal in St. Petersburg, finishing fourth on tiebreak, and won the silver medal in the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh, after losing the playoff to Viswanathan Anand.
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