Vincent Keymer is a chess Grandmaster born November 15, 2004, in Mainz, Germany. Keymer was awarded the grandmaster title in 2020 and the International Master title in 2017. As of September 2022, his Peak rating was 2693, and he had a global Peak ranking of 44 as of September 2022.
Keymer began playing chess at five and became the European champion with the German Under-18 national chess team in 2015 and 2017. In 2016, at 11, Keymer proved his ability with a remarkable runner-up in a tough group at the Vienna Open tournament. Keymer received the third and final norm needed for the title of International Master in July 2017. Keymer has been mentored by Hungary’s Peter Leko, who was once dubbed “the globe’s greatest exciting prodigy.”
Keymer placed fifth in the 2021 FIDE Grand Swiss tournament and competed in the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix in February and March 2022. They finished fourth in Pool C in the first leg with a score of 1.5/6. In the third leg, Keymer shared first place in Pool B with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov with 3.5/6 points, ultimately defeating ¼ points in rapid and blitz seedings. With those points, Keymer shared 16th place in the standings.
Keymer won the 2022 Prague Chess Festival Challengers with a score of 6.5/9 points after defeating Hans Moke Niemann in a deciding set, advancing to the tournament’s Masters section the following year.
Vincent Keymer vs. Boris Gelfand – Isle of Man Masters Round 8 – Douglas IMN, October 27, 2018
Vincent Keymer vs Georg Meier – GRENKE Chess Classic Round 5 – Karlsruhe GER, April 24, 2019
David Navara vs Vincent Keymer – European Championship Round 8 – Reykjavik ISL, September 02, 2021