Vincent Keymer

Welcome to the official website of chess grandmaster Vincent Keymer, ranked world number 23!
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  1. Isle of Man Masters
    2018-10-20
    2018-10-28
  2. Bundesliga Rd. 1⁠–⁠2
    2018-11-10
    2018-11-11
  3. Bundesliga Rd. 3⁠–⁠4
    2018-11-24
    2018-11-25
  4. Sunway Chess Festival Sitges
    2018-12-13
    2018-12-23
  5. Tata Steel Chess Challengers
    2019-01-12
    2019-01-27
  6. Bundesliga Rd. 7
    2019-02-02
  7. Bundesliga Rd. 9⁠–⁠11
    2019-03-01
    2019-03-03
  8. European Individual Championship
    2019-03-18
    2019-03-29
  9. Bundesliga Rd. 14⁠–⁠15
    2019-04-06
    2019-04-07
  10. Grenke Chess Classic
    2019-04-20
    2019-04-29
  11. German Masters 2019
    2019-05-26
    2019-06-01
  12. German Team Blitz Championship
    2019-06-08
  13. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2019-07-21
    2019-07-31
  14. Spilimbergo 2019
    2019-08-09
    2019-08-15
  15. Isle of Man Grand Swiss
    2019-10-10
    2019-10-21
  16. Hamburg (Simul.)
    2019-11-16
  17. Bundesliga Rd. 1⁠–⁠2
    2019-11-23
    2019-11-24
  18. Bundesliga Rd. 3⁠–⁠4
    2019-12-07
    2019-12-08
  19. Vandœuvre
    2019-12-26
    2019-12-30
  20. Tata Steel Chess Challengers
    2020-01-10
    2020-01-26
  21. Bundesliga Rd. 5⁠–⁠6
    2020-02-08
    2020-02-09
  22. FIDE Candidates Countries Youth
    2020-04-18
    2020-04-19
  23. Germany - Romania (online)
    2020-04-25
  24. German Internet Championship
    2020-05-09
  25. European Online Championship
    2020-05-31
  26. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2020-07-18
    2020-07-29
  27. Bundesliga Meisterschaftsturnier
    2020-09-16
    2020-09-20
  28. Tegernsee Masters
    2020-10-31
    2020-11-08
  29. Online Worlds U16 Rapid
    2020-12-19
    2020-12-22
  30. European Club Cup (online)
    2021-03-27
    2021-03-31
  31. Polgar Challenge
    2021-04-08
    2021-04-11
  32. European World Cup Qualification
    2021-05-24
    2021-05-30
  33. Gelfand Challenge
    2021-06-10
    2021-06-13
  34. Deutschland Grand Prix
    2021-07-13
    2021-07-18
  35. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2021-07-24
    2021-08-04
  36. Kramnik Challenge
    2021-08-12
    2021-08-15
  37. European Individual Championship
    2021-08-26
    2021-09-05
  38. FIDE Online Chess Olympiad
    2021-09-08
    2021-09-10
  39. Hou Yifan Challenge
    2021-09-18
    2021-09-21
  40. TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament
    2021-09-23
    2021-09-29
  41. Challengers Chess Tour Finals
    2021-10-14
    2021-10-17
  42. FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss Riga
    2021-10-25
    2021-11-08
  43. European Team Chess Championship
    2021-11-12
    2021-11-21
  44. FIDE Grand Prix
    2022-02-03
    2022-02-17
  45. Airthings Masters
    2022-02-19
    2022-02-26
  46. Bundesliga Rd. 1⁠–⁠2
    2022-03-05
    2022-03-06
  47. FIDE Grand Prix
    2022-03-21
    2022-04-04
  48. Bundesliga Rd. 3⁠–⁠4
    2022-04-09
    2022-04-10
  49. Bundesliga Rd. 5⁠–⁠6
    2022-04-30
    2022-05-01
  50. Bundesliga Rd. 7⁠–⁠8
    2022-05-14
    2022-05-15
  51. Bundesliga Rd. 9⁠–⁠10
    2022-05-28
    2022-05-29
  52. Prague Chess Festival
    2022-06-07
    2022-06-17
  53. Bundesliga Endrunde
    2022-07-07
    2022-07-10
  54. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2022-07-11
    2022-07-22
  55. Chess Olympiad
    2022-07-29
    2022-08-10
  56. German Masters
    2022-08-16
    2022-08-24
  57. Enea Polish Ekstraliga
    2022-09-02
    2022-09-11
  58. Julius Baer Generation Cup
    2022-09-18
    2022-09-25
  59. Aimchess Rapid
    2022-10-14
    2022-10-21
  60. Bundesliga Rd. 1⁠–⁠2
    2022-10-22
    2022-10-23
  61. Chess Festival Salamanca
    2022-10-26
    2022-10-29
  62. Simultan SK Gau-Algesheim
    2022-11-05
  63. Bundesliga Rd. 3⁠–⁠4
    2022-11-26
    2022-11-27
  64. World Rapid & Blitz
    2022-12-25
    2022-12-31
  65. Tata Steel Chess
    2023-01-13
    2023-01-29
  66. Bundesliga Rd. 5⁠–⁠6
    2023-02-04
    2023-02-05
  67. WR Chess
    2023-02-14
    2023-02-27
  68. Bundesliga Rd. 10⁠–⁠11
    2023-03-18
    2023-03-19
  69. Bundesliga Rd. 12⁠–⁠13
    2023-04-01
    2023-04-02
  70. Chess Festival Satty Zhuldyz
    2023-04-19
    2023-04-25
  71. Bundesliga Rd. 14⁠–⁠15
    2023-04-29
    2023-04-30
  72. TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament
    2023-05-04
    2023-05-10
  73. Armageddon Championship Berlin
    2023-06-12
    2023-06-18
  74. Prague Chess Festival
    2023-06-20
    2023-06-30
  75. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2023-07-15
    2023-07-27
  76. FIDE World Cup
    2023-07-29
    2023-08-26
  77. World Rapid Team Championship
    2023-08-25
    2023-08-29
  78. Tata Steel Chess India
    2023-09-05
    2023-09-09
  79. European Chess Club Cup
    2023-10-01
    2023-10-07
  80. Bundesliga Rd. 1⁠–⁠2
    2023-10-21
    2023-10-22
  81. FIDE Grand Swiss
    2023-10-25
    2023-11-05
  82. European Team Championship
    2023-11-11
    2023-11-20
  83. Bundesliga Rd. 3⁠–⁠4
    2023-12-02
    2023-12-03
  84. World Rapid & Blitz Championship
    2023-12-26
    2023-12-29
  85. Bundesliga Rd. 5⁠–⁠6
    2024-01-13
    2024-01-14
  86. Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T Challenge
    2024-02-09
    2024-02-16
  87. Bundesliga Rd. 9⁠–⁠11
    2024-02-23
    2024-02-25
  88. Prague International Chess Festival
    2024-02-27
    2024-03-07
  89. Bundesliga Rd. 12⁠–⁠13
    2024-03-16
    2024-03-17
  90. Grenke Chess Classic
    2024-03-26
    2024-04-01
  91. TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament
    2024-04-27
    2024-05-03
  92. Superbet Rapid & Blitz
    2024-05-08
    2024-05-12
  93. Biel Int. Chess Festival
    2024-07-13
    2024-07-25
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Date
2024-06
Elo
2721
Ranking
23
Age
19
  1. Vincent discovers chess

    Vincent Keymer was born on November 15, 2004 in Mainz. He grew up in Saulheim, Rheinhessen, and received his first piano lessons at the age of 4.

    At the age of 5, he accidentally discovered a chess board at home and one morning insisted on learning chess from his parents without ever having observed a game before. From that moment on, he was so fascinated by the game that he studied it every day to better understand it and learn new things.
  2. Early tournament successes

    Vincent Already with his first three tournaments, he qualified as a 6-year-old for the German U10 Championships. His great talent was noticed there and Vincent received his first training. At the same time, he won his first 1st prize in the piano solo category at the Jugend Musiziert competition. In 2014, Vincent became German U10 Champion for the second time at the age of 9, this time with a 100% score. This unusual result earned him a nomination for the U18 national team, with which he became European U18 team champion at the age of 10.
  3. International Master

    Vincent Vincent earned his first IM norm at the age of 10 at the Pfalz Open. A year later at the Vienna Open, he just missed his first GM norm due to a slightly too low opponent average. However, Vincent defeated several grandmasters and a 3rd place with a performance of 2601 Elo brought him the second IM norm. In 2017, at the age of 12, he finished fourth at the German Chess Championship and achieved his 3rd IM norm. He thereby became the youngest German IM.
  4. Vincent becoming a grandmaster

    Vincent Vincent achieved one of his greatest successes in 2018 when he won the Grenke Chess Open in front of 49 grandmasters with 8/9 points at the age of 13. His performance of 2796 Elo was the highest ever played at that age up to that point and earned him the first GM norm. He achieved the second GM norm 4 months later at the Xtracon Open in Elsinore. After Vincent missed the final GM norm by a hair's breadth several times in the following months, he achieved it at the Grand Swiss on the Isle of Man in 2019 and became the youngest German grandmaster of all time at the age of 14.

    Photo: Souleidis

  5. Vincent between final secondary-school examinations and chess

    Vincent Shortly before reaching the grandmaster title, Vincent entered the upper school of the Nieder-Olm Gymnasium and also had to divide his time between chess and school in the years before his Abitur. So it remained a challenge for him to have enough time for his chess development and to keep up with the other strong chess players of his age from India or Uzbekistan who were already chess professionals. In September 2021, Vincent was runner-up at the European Chess Championship in Reykjavik at the age of 16. Two months later he reached 5th place at the Fide Grand Swiss in Riga as number 65 on the seed list and thus qualified, in a complete surprise, for the Fide Grand Prix to be held at the beginning of 2022.

    Photo: Souleidis

  6. Vincent as a chess professional

    Vincent 2022 was a successful year: Vincent won the Challenger tournament at the Prague Chess Festival and the German Masters, in October he reached the 2700 Elo mark for the first time and in December Vincent was runner-up to Magnus Carlsen at the Rapid World Championship. In 2023, Vincent was narrowly eliminated from the World Cup after winning his first game against Magnus Carlsen and missed out on a victory in Biel in the last round, but consistently strong performances saw him rise to 12th place in the world rankings.

    Photo: Ootes

Photo gallery

The following photos were kindly provided by Georgios Souleidis, tatasteelchess.com, Lennart Ootes, and David Llada.
2018 03 30 Karlsruhe Grenke Open2 Souleidis
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2019 04 20 GRENKE Chess Classic Carlsen Keymer Souleidis
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2019 04 22 GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 Vincent Keymer 2 Souleidis
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2019 10 19 IOMchess-203 Ootes
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2022 12 27 almaty rapid blitz 0003-438 Ootes
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2023 05 05 TepeSigeman R02 Llada
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2023 05 06 TepeSigeman R03 Llada
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2023 05 10 TepeSigeman R07 Llada
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2023 Wijk Tata Steel 2 tatasteelchess.com
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2023 Wijk Tata Steel 3 tatasteelchess.com
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2023 Wijk Tata Steel tatasteelchess.com
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Contact

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