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Vladimir Vasilyevich Fedoseev (Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Федосе́ев; born February 16, 1995) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2015 and 2017.

Vladimir Fedoseev
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Vladimir Fedoseev at the Grenke Chess Open 2016 in Karlsruhe
Full nameVladimir Vasilyevich Fedoseev
Born (1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 24)
Saint Petersburg, Russia[1]
TitleGrandmaster (2011)
FIDE rating2664 (September 2019)
Peak rating2733 (October 2017)


Fedoseev tied for second place in the Chigorin Memorial 2010 tournament, finishing seventh on tiebreak.[2] In 2011, Fedoseev won the under 18 section of the Russian Youth Championships[3] and finished runner-up in the same division at the World Youth Chess Championship.[4] In the same year, he played for the gold medal-winning Russian team in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in Kocaeli, Turkey.[5]

In 2012, Fedoseev tied for first place with Alexei Shirov in the Paul Keres Memorial rapid tournament in Tallinn, finishing second after playoffs.[6] 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.[7][8][9]

Fedoseev won the bronze medal at the 2014 European Individual Chess Championship in Yerevan, therefore qualifying for the 2015 FIDE World Cup.[10] Later that year, he finished third in the "Lake Sevan" round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia[11] and in the World Junior Chess Championship.[12] 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.[13] Fedoseev was the top scorer of the event with 11/16 points.[14]

In January 2015, he won the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog.[15] In April of that year, he tied for first place in the Dubai Open, placing third on tiebreak;[16] he also won the blitz tournament from the event.[17] 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.[18]

In March 2017 Fedoseev came first in the Aeroflot Open.[19] 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[20] and eventually finished second,[21] edging out Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on tiebreak.[22] 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.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25] In December he shared 3rd-4th places with Daniil Dubov in the Russian Championship Superfinal in St. Petersburg, finishing fourth on tiebreak,[26] and won the silver medal in the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh, after losing the playoff to Viswanathan Anand.[27]


  1. ^ McGourty, Colin (2017-03-21). "Howell claims Winter Classic in thrilling finish". Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  2. ^ Sudakova, Irina; Mikheeva, Elena (2010-11-15). "Safarli wins the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg". ChessBase. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  3. ^ "Russian Youth Championships". ChessBase. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  4. ^ World Youth Chess Championship - U 18 Open.
  5. ^ "Russia takes gold at the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad". Chessdom. 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  6. ^ "Alexei Shirov Wins Paul Keres Memorial". Chessdom.
  7. ^ 13th European Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2013 - Open U18 Chess-Results
  8. ^ 13th European Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2013 - Open U18 Chess-Results
  9. ^ "ECU Newsletter 130" (PDF). European Chess Union. 2013-10-01.
  10. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-03-18). "2014 Euro-Ch: Motylev wins with record result". ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  11. ^ Sagar Shah (2014-08-14). "Lake Sevan 2014: Vidit Gujrathi triumphs". ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  12. ^ "Lu Shanglei and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles! (Video)". Chessdom.
  13. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-12-25). "Nutcacker Match of the Generations 2014". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  14. ^ McGourty, Colin (2014-12-27). "Christmas Nutcracker: Fedoseev stars". Chess24. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  15. ^ "Vladimir Fedoseev wins Dvorkovich Memorial 2015". Chessdom. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  16. ^ "Dragan Solak wins 17th Dubai Open". ChessBase. 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  17. ^ "Russian GM Fedoseev crowned champion of Dubai Open Blitz Tournament". Chessdom. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  18. ^ Souleidis, Georgios (2016-03-30). "Matthias Blübaum wins GRENKE Chess Open". ChessBase.
  19. ^ "Vladimir Fedoseev wins Aeroflot Open 2017". ChessBase. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  20. ^ Silver, Albert (2017-07-16). "45th Sparkassen Dortmund: Kramnik falls to Fedoseev". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  21. ^ McGourty, Colin (2017-08-01). "Fedoseev on Dortmund and his World Cup dreams". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  22. ^ "Vladimir Fedoseev Finished Second in Dortmund". Russian Chess Federation. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  23. ^ Crowther, Mark (2017-06-10). "European Individual Chess Championship 2017". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  24. ^ McGourty, Colin (2017-06-28). "Flawless China retain World Team Championship". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  25. ^ McGourty, Colin (2017-11-20). "Fedoseev stars in Eliseev Memorial". Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  26. ^ "Peter Svidler and Aleksandra Goryachkina are 2017 Russian Champions". Chessdom. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  27. ^ "Viswanathan Anand and Ju Wenjun are World Rapid Champions!". Chessdom. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2018-01-02.

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