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Vladislav Mikhailovich Artemiev (Russian: Владисла́в Миха́йлович Арте́мьев; born 5 March 1998) is a Russian chess player and a chess prodigy. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2014. Artemiev is the current European champion.

Vladislav Artemiev
Vladislav Artemiev.jpg
Artemiev in 2016
Full nameVladislav Mikhailovich Artemiev
Born (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21)
Omsk, Russia
TitleGrandmaster (2014)
FIDE rating2757 (August 2019)
Peak rating2754 (April 2019)


Chess careerEdit

Artemiev started playing chess at the age of seven.[1] He won the bronze medal in the Under 14 division of the European Youth Chess Championships in 2011.[2] He won twice the World's Youth Stars - Vanya Somov Memorial,[3] a round-robin tournament for juniors in Kirishi, in 2012[4] and 2013.[5][6] In 2013, he also won the Russian Junior Championship.[7]

Artemiev played for the Russian team at the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiads of 2012 and 2013. At the 2012 event, he helped his team to win the gold medal and also won the individual silver medal for his performance on board three. In the following year, he won the team silver[6] and the individual gold for the best performance on board one (2580).[8]

In 2014 he won the Andranik Margaryan Memorial in Armenia[9] and the Moscow Open F Group (Student Grandmaster Cup), a category 12 round-robin tournament, with a score of 8/9 points (+7–0=2) for a performance rating of 2869.[10][11]

In March 2015, Artemiev won the 9th Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent on tiebreak over Vladislav Tkachiev.[12] In July 2015, he won the Russian Championship Higher League and as a result qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal.[13] In this latter event he scored 5½/11 points.[14] He also competed in the Chess World Cup 2015, where he defeated Surya Shekhar Ganguly in the first round before being eliminated in the second by Radosław Wojtaszek.

In 2016, Artemiev shared first place with Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, finishing second on tiebreak, in the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni, Armenia,[15] and finished runner-up in the World Junior Chess Championship.[16] In October 2016, he won the Russian Blitz Chess Championship with a score of 18/22, two-and-a-half points ahead of his closest followers, Dmitry Andreikin and Alexander Morozevich.[17][18]

In September 2017, Artemiev competed in the Chess World Cup 2017. He defeated Benjamin Bok and Teimour Radjabov in rounds one and two, respectively, then was knocked out by Daniil Dubov in the third round. In October, Artemiev won the Russian Blitz Championship again with 15½/20 points.[19] In December 2017, he won the gold medal in the men's blitz chess event of the IMSA Elite Mind Games in Huai'an, China.[20]

In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished sixth out of ninety-two,[21] scoring 6/9 (+4–1=4), thus becoming a 2700+ rated player for the first time in his career.[22] In December, he won the European Blitz Championship in Skopje with a score of 18½/22 points, one-and-a-half points ahead of runner-up Ivan Cheparinov.[23]

Artemiev won the Gibraltar Masters in January 2019, taking clear first with 8½/10 (+7–0=3)[24]. He represented Russia at the 2019 World Team Chess Championship in March, scoring 6½/8 (+5–0=3) as Russia won gold. His performance led to Alexander Grischuk stating that he may be the successor of the recently-retired Vladimir Kramnik in the Russian team.[25][26] Later in the same month, Artemiev won the European Individual Championship in Skopje edging out Nils Grandelius on tiebreak, after both players scored 8½/11 points.[27]

Notable gamesEdit


  1. ^ Владислав Артемьев: «Играя чёрными, легче рисковать»
  2. ^ "European Youth Chess Championship Albena 2011 - Boys Under 14".
  3. ^ "10th World's Youth Stars Tournament". Chessdom. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2012-05-28). "TWIC 916: X World Youth Stars 2012". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. ^ Somov Memorial-2013 Chess-Results
  6. ^ a b Satrapa, James (2013-02-02). "Profile of a prodigy: Vladislav Artemiev". ChessBase. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Artemiev and Kashlinskaya are 2013 Russian Junior champions". Chessdom. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  8. ^ "WORLD YOUTH UNDER-16 CHESS OLYMPIAD 2013". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016.. World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad 2013.
  9. ^ "Vladislav Artemiev wins Andranik Margaryan Memorial". Chessdom. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  10. ^ Popova, Galina (2014-02-12). "Moscow Open 2014 attracts over 1700 competitors". ChessBase. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  11. ^ Moscow-Open 2014 F Chess-Results
  12. ^ "Vladislav Artemiev winner of Agzamov Memorial". Chessdom. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  13. ^ McGourty, Colin (7 July 2015). "Artemiev earns showdown with Russia's best". chess24. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Tomashevsky and Goryachkina Become Champions". Russian Chess Federation. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  15. ^ Crowther, Mark (27 July 2016). "Lake Sevan 2016". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Jeffery Xiong and Dinara Saduakassova are 2016 World Junior Champions". Chessdom. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Artemiev wins Russian Blitz Championship by 2.5 points in very strong field". Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  18. ^ Crowther, Mark (2016-10-06). "Russian Rapid and Blitz Championship 2016". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  19. ^ "Anastasia Bodnaruk Becomes Russian Women's Blitz Champion". Russian Chess Federation. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  20. ^ Crowther, Mark (2017-12-15). "IMSA Elite Mind Games 2017". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  21. ^ "Aeroflot Open 2018 A".
  22. ^ "Aeroflot Open 2018 A: Artemiev Vladislav".
  23. ^ "Vladislav Artemiev is 2018 European Blitz Champion". ChessBase
  24. ^ Artemiev Wins Clear 1st At Gibraltar Chess Festival
  25. ^ "World Team Ch: Russia and China secure gold with a round to spare". ChessBase.
  26. ^ "World Team Ch: England take silver, China take bronze". ChessBase.
  27. ^ Crowther, Mark (2019-03-18). "20th European Individual Championship 2019". The Week in Chess.

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