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Vincent Keymer

Welcome to the official website of Vincent Keymer!
On this page you find up-to-date information about upcoming tournaments, a timeline of Vincents successes, a list of newspaper articles and video clips, photos, and contact information.
“Schoolboy Vincent Keymer secures shock triumph at Grenke Open“
The Guardian, London
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Vincent's tournaments

Tata Steel Chess Challengers12.01.2019 – 27.01.2019
Sunway Chess Festival Sitges (Spain)13.12.2018 – 23.12.2018
Bundesliga Rd. 3/424.11.2018 – 25.11.2018
Bundesliga Rd. 1/210.11.2018 – 11.11.2018
Isle of Man Masters20.10.2018 – 28.10.2018
12.01.2019 – 27.01.2019
13.12.2018 – 23.12.2018
24.11.2018 – 25.11.2018
10.11.2018 – 11.11.2018
20.10.2018 – 28.10.2018
Magnus Carlsen watching Vincent at Karlsruhe Grenke Open
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
Magnus Carlsen watching Vincent at Karlsruhe Grenke Open

About Vincent

Vincent is born on 15 November in Mainz.
At age of five Vincent stumbles upon a chess set, which fascinates him. He insists to learn the rules and tries to understand and get better in the game ever since.
Vincent wins the international U8 championship in Sebnitz with a score of 9/9 at the age of six.
Vincent wins the German youth championship U10 for a second time after 2013, this time with a 100% score.
In February Vincent, aged ten, achieves his first IM norm with a 2543 Elo performance at the Pfalz Open.

With Vincent the first team of his chess club, SK Gau-Algesheim, re-enters the Oberliga (third league).

In August he wins gold with the German team at the U18 European team championship in Karpacz, Poland.
Third place at the Vienna open, achieving his second IM norm with a 2601 Elo performance.

At the youth world championship in Batumi he finishes shared 2nd-5th.
Vincent achieves his third and final IM norm with a fourth place at the German championship. He is now Germany's youngest IM of all times.

For the second time he wins the gold medal with the German team at the U18 European team championship in Rymanow-Zdroj, Poland.

Vincent now plays for the Schachfreunde Deizisau in the Schachbundesliga, the German first league.
Vincent wins the Grenke open in Karlsruhe scoring 8/9 and achieving his first GM norm with an Elo performance of 2811.

Four months later he gets the second GM norm at the Xtracon open in Helsingør.
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German media

"Mama sagte, dafür sei ich noch zu jung" Focus13.06.2015
Dafür bist du viel zu klein ... FAZ01.03.2016
Ein kleiner König Die Zeit24.11.2016
Keymers Meisterstück FAZ02.04.2016
13-Jähriger lässt zahlreiche Großmeister hinter sich Spiegel online03.04.2018
Wie ein 13-Jähriger Geschichte schreibt taz03.04.2018
"Mit Peter macht alles große Freude" - Interview mit Vincent Keymer Chessbase17.04.2018
Ein kleiner König
Die Zeit, 24.11.2016
Keymers Meisterstück
FAZ, 02.04.2016
Pressekonferenz GRENKE Chess Open 2018 Grenke Chess02.04.2018
Schach-Teenager Vincent Keymer: Das deutsche Jahrhundert-Talent Spiegel online12.05.2018
Pressekonferenz GRENKE Chess Open 2018
Grenke Chess, 02.04.2018
International media
Schoolboy Vincent Keymer secures shock triumph at Grenke Open The Guardian06.04.2018
Vincent Keymer, el prodigio alemán: tiene 13 años y sorprendió al mundo del ajedrez La Nacion06.04.2018
Chess notes The Boston Globe08.04.2018
"With Peter everything is great fun" - an interview with Vincent Keymer Chessbase25.04.2018
Chess notes
The Boston Globe, 08.04.2018
Williams vs Keymer: Playing a Future World Champion!? Simon Williams08.09.2016
Vincent Keymer analyzes his game against Richard Rapport Grenke Chess02.04.2018
Peter Leko und Vincent Keymer: Chess Dream Team Schach­bundesliga02.05.2018
Interview with Vincent after his win against Boris Gelfand Chess.com27.10.2018
Vincent Keymer about his game against Boris Gelfand and the World Chess Championship Grenke Chess24.11.2018
Peter Leko und Vincent Keymer: Chess Dream Team
Schach­bundesliga, 02.05.2018

Photo gallery

The following photos were kindly provided by Georgios Souleidis.
2018 03 10 Vincent Keymer Schachbundesliga
2018 03 30 Karlsruhe Grenke Open
2018 03 30 Karlsruhe Grenke Open2
2018 04 02 Karlsruhe Grenke Open


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