Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is an French chess Grandmaster. Often referred to as MVL, he came to prominence in 2009 after winning the title of World Junior Chess Champion. He is currently the No. 1 ranked player in France as well as a three-time French champion (2007, 2011, shared in 2012). He is also a four-time winner of the Biel Grandmaster Tournament (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015) and a former World Junior Champion (2009). MVL has been part of the Grand Chess Tour since 2015, and have made impressive accomplishments including winning the 2017 Sinquefield Cup, 2021 Croatia Grand Chess Tour, and 2021 Sinquefield Cup.