This Year’s Biggest Surprise: Peter Artemiev

2016 was a pretty big year for chess. The World Chess Championship was held in New York City, Magnus Carlsen defended his title against Sergey Karjakin, and there were plenty of international tournaments to keep chess fans occupied. But what about the other side of the chess board? In this blog post, we take a look at one of the most unexpected developments from 2016: the meteoric rise of Peter Artemiev. ###

What is Peter Artemiev and why is he such a big deal?

Peter Artemiev is a chess grandmaster and the 2009 World Chess Champion. He is one of the most successful chess players of all time, with nine world championship titles. In addition, he has won numerous other major tournaments, including the Russian Championship seven times, the German Championship four times, and the Spanish Championship twice.

Born in Moscow, Russia in 1984, Artemiev started playing chess at age six. By 12 years old he had become one of Russia’s top young chess players. He held his first international tournament victory at 16 years old with a score of 8/9. In 2001, Artemiev won the Russian Junior Chess Championship and soon became a top junior player in Europe as well.

In 2003, he qualified for the Interzonal Tournament which is the qualifying event for the World Chess Championships. There he scored 7/11 to finish 13th out of 24 participants. The following year he tied for first place with Vassily Ivanchuk at the Candidates Tournament which determined who would challenge for champion Magnus Carlsen’s title next year. The winner of this tournament would play against Carlsen in a world championship match later that year. However due to various scheduling conflicts between matches Carlsen was unable to participate in it and instead chosen Viswanathan Anand as his challenger. Ivanchuk won this match convincingly and retained his title as world champion. This set up a rematch between Artemiev and Ivanchuk two

How has Peter Artemiev performed this year?

Artemiev has been a hot prospect in the chess world for quite some time, but only recently has he shown his true potential. He won the European Youth Chess Championship in 2007 and placed second in the World Junior Chess Championship two years later. However, it was only this year that he really caught fire.

Finally, in September he scored 7/11 (+5-2=4) to tie for first with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave at the Linares chess tournament.

These results show that Artemiev is one of the strongest chess players in the world right now and could potentially challenge for top spots in future tournaments.

What are the chances of Peter Artemiev winning the 2018 World Chess Championship?

Since he made his professional debut in 2006, Peter Artemiev has consistently been one of the best chess players in the world. He has earned a reputation as a strong defender of his chess position and is known for his calculation skills. However, in 2017, Artemiev shocked the chess world by reaching the semifinals of the World Chess Championship.

Although he narrowly lost to Levon Aronian, this achievement showed that Artemiev had what it takes to compete at the highest level of chess. In 2018, he will have another opportunity to show his strength when he takes on defending champion Sergey Karjakin in London. The odds are against Artemiev, but a surprise victory could cement his status as one of the world’s greatest players.

What are the chances of Peter Artemiev winning the 2019 Candidates Tournament?

The 2019 Candidates Tournament is one of the most important chess events of the year. It’s a nine-round event with six rounds played in Zug, Switzerland, and three rounds in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The winner of this tournament will automatically qualify for the next World Chess Championship cycle.

This year’s biggest surprise is Peter Artemiev. He started the tournament as a rank outsider and was even odds to win it but he has been playing some amazing chess lately and has now tied for first place with Levon Aronian. If he can win the final round in Khanty-Mansiysk he will become the new challenger for Magnus Carlsen’s world championship title next year. Here are his chances:

He is also leading in the playoff section of this tournament with two games remaining. His chances of winning are very good indeed!

What are the chances of Peter Artemiev winning the 2020 World Chess Championship?

The 2020 World Chess Championship is less than a year away and it is still up in the air who will be crowned the champion. There are a few contenders, but none more so than Peter Artemiev.

Artemiev has been one of the most consistent players in chess history and he has showed no signs of stopping. The Russian has won multiple tournaments and championships throughout his career, and he seems to be on track to win the 2020 world championship as well.

There are a few things that could still happen between now and then that could change the outcome of the championship, but it is hard to doubt Artemiev’s ability at this point. He is definitely one of the favorites to take home the title, and there is no better time for him to do so than next year.


2014 has been a big year for chess fans, with multiple world champions crowned and some of the brightest stars in the game taking home individual titles. But there’s one player who may have pulled off the biggest feat of all: Peter Artemiev. The Russian grandmaster won his fourth title on the World Chess Championship circuit this year, solidifying his place as one of the strongest players in history. In addition to his dramatic victories at major events like Cannes and London, Artemiev also emerged victorious from an epic series of matches against Levon Aronian that many analysts believed would decide the championship. So far, it seems as though Artemiev is just getting started – watch out for him in 2015!

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