Artemiev in 2016
|Full name||Vladislav Mikhailovich Artemiev|
|Born||5 March 1998|
|FIDE rating||2761 (July 2019)|
|Peak rating||2754 (April 2019)|
Vladislav Mikhailovich Artemiev (Russian: ? ; 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.
Artemiev started playing chess at the age of seven. He won the bronze medal in the Under 14 division of the European Youth Chess Championships in 2011. He won twice the World's Youth Stars - Vanya Somov Memorial, a round-robin tournament for juniors in Kirishi, in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he also won the Russian Junior Championship.
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 and the individual gold for the best performance on board one (2580).
In 2014 he won the Andranik Margaryan Memorial in Armenia 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 of 2869.
In March 2015, Artemiev won the 9th Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent on tiebreak over Vladislav Tkachiev. In July 2015, he won the Russian Championship Higher League and as a result qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal. In this latter event he scored 5½/11 points. 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 Rados?aw Wojtaszek.
In 2016, Artemiev shared first place with Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, finishing second on tiebreak, in the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni, Armenia, and finished runner-up in the World Junior Chess Championship. 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.
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. 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.
In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished sixth out of ninety-two, scoring 6/9 (+4-1=4), thus becoming a 2700+ rated player for the first time in his career. 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.
Artemiev won the Gibraltar Masters in January 2019, taking clear first with 8½/10 (+7-0=3). 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. 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.