Vladislav Artemiev is the reigning European champion and has recently broken into the top 10 in the World according to the URS™ rating list. Whilst still a junior he was ranked as the number 1 junior player in the World under the age of 20.
He recorded a breakthrough victory earlier this year when he won the 2019 Gibraltar Masters with a score of 8½/10 ahead of a number of full GCT participants. He went on to make his debut for the full Russian team at the 2019 World Team Championship scoring 6½/8 and leading Russia to the gold medal.
He is one of fastest rising talents in the World at the moment and is likely to be pushing the established tour participants for a full tour place in 2020.