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Vincent Keymer
V Keymer 
GRENKE Chess Open, 2018
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 2015 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2466 (2449 rapid, 2434 blitz)

Overall record: +42 -43 =43 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D38 D39 D35 D31
 King's Indian (9) 
    E60 E63 E67 E62 E69
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D44
 Queen's Indian (6) 
 Slav (5) 
    D12 D15 D14 D10
 English (5) 
    A10 A18 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B90 B23 B43 B51 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B97 B96
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 Slav (5) 
    D12 D11 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D35 D30 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 E00 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Keymer vs Gelfand, 2018 1-0
   V Keymer vs G Meier, 2019 1-0
   R Rapport vs V Keymer, 2018 0-1
   V Keymer vs A Chibnall, 2018 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   GRENKE Chess Open (2018)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2019)
   World Cadets U12 (2016)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Grand Swiss IoM
   V Keymer vs N Huschenbeth (Oct-20-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Zvjaginsev vs V Keymer (Oct-19-19) 1/2-1/2
   S Mareco vs V Keymer (Oct-18-19) 1-0
   V Keymer vs Motylev (Oct-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   Le Quang Liem vs V Keymer (Oct-16-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-15-2004, 14 years old) Germany

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International Master. Keymer scored 8/11 at the 2014 WYCC U-14 group; 7.5/11 at the 2015 WYCC U-12 group; 8.5/11 at the World Cadets U12 (2016) (tying for 10th); and 6/11 at the World Junior Championship (2017).

He won the GRENKE Chess Open (2018), held in March-April 2018, scoring 8-1 and finishing ahead of over 50 grandmasters, including four (Dmitry Andreikin, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot, and Richard Rapport) rated over 2700. His performance was 1.5 points more than that required for a GM norm. He began the tournament seeded 99th. His coach is Peter Leko.

References / Sources (2016 U 12 Cadet's)

Wikipedia article: Vincent Keymer

Last updated: 2018-12-22 15:09:17

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Stern vs V Keymer  1-053201586th ch-GERE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. V Keymer vs E Vorobiov  ½-½27201628th Staufer-OpenD80 Grunfeld
3. Ughur Ilyasli vs V Keymer 0-1232016World Cadets U12B20 Sicilian
4. V Keymer vs Sargis Vach Sargsyan  1-0482016World Cadets U12E15 Queen's Indian
5. Khazar Babazada vs V Keymer  0-1302016World Cadets U12A07 King's Indian Attack
6. V Keymer vs Renjie Huang  1-0462016World Cadets U12D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Andrew Z Hong vs V Keymer  1-0652016World Cadets U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. V Keymer vs Momchil Petkov  1-0632016World Cadets U12A59 Benko Gambit
9. V Skatchkov vs V Keymer  0-1252016World Cadets U12D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. R Praggnanandhaa vs V Keymer ½-½502016World Cadets U12A07 King's Indian Attack
11. V Keymer vs Sarin Nihal  ½-½512016World Cadets U12D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Santiago Avila Pavas vs V Keymer  ½-½712016World Cadets U12D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. V Keymer vs Ganzorig Amartuvshin  1-0572016World Cadets U12E81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. V Keymer vs A Sumets  0-1532016Heusenstamm Schloss OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. V Keymer vs V Kunin  0-11092016Heusenstamm Schloss OpenE15 Queen's Indian
16. D Wagner vs V Keymer  1-047201613th Vandoeuvre OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. V Burmakin vs V Keymer  1-052201729th Staufer-OpenA06 Reti Opening
18. V Keymer vs M Bosiocic  0-1842017GRENKE Chess OpenE15 Queen's Indian
19. V Keymer vs J Lampert  ½-½332017GRENKE Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Dusan Popovic vs V Keymer  ½-½252017GRENKE Chess OpenA06 Reti Opening
21. Epishin vs V Keymer  1-0492017GRENKE Chess OpenA06 Reti Opening
22. S Commercon vs V Keymer  1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. V Keymer vs Bacrot 0-1642017Bundesliga 2017/18D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Marco Zenari vs V Keymer  0-1432017World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. V Keymer vs Xiangyu Xu  0-1322017World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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  alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway?Mamedyarov got his title at 17.
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  saffuna: I hope he looks to improve his game rather than watch his ELO or earn GM norms. When he's an adult nobody will care how he played when he was 14 or 15. They'll care about how he's playing at that moment.

Peter Leko was extremely careful and risk-averse as a teenager, drawing game after game rather trying to win if it involved some chance of losing. I wonder if that had a negative effect on his later career.

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  alexmagnus: <I wonder if that had a negative effect on his later career.>

Did it? He didn't become world champion because he was <not> able to <draw> the final game of the WC match..

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  Sally Simpson: Vincent is possibly gifted at music as well. His dad in a concert pianist, mum plays in an orchestra and he plays the piano.

Maybe best to follow the musical path and join a rock 'n' roll band. He will meet a more stable bunch of people than chess players. :)

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  FSR: <alexmagnus> No one said it. Becoming GM at an extremely young age is neither necessary nor sufficient to become a great player.
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  keypusher: <alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway? Mamedyarov got his title at 17.>

What a geezer! Did they test him for Geritol?

Apr-03-18  Solon: Sally, you donít think Peter Leko is stable? No, but I know what you mean, but still, If you are so good at chess as Vincent is you donít want to switch to a career in music where the competition is potentially much harder.

If he continues to improvebI think he will stick with chess.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Solon,

..."to switch to a career in music where the competition is potentially much harder."

Have you heard the latest pop/rock music, there is no competition now The Beatles are gone.

Drugs, sex and more money than a horse has ass and all he has to do is bang out three chords on his dad's piano. A gift he has already mastered.

Or days and days in front of a computer screen listening to Peter Leko telling him how to draw games and then off to some 2nd rate hotel, where smashing up a room would be an improvement to sit opposite a smelly, spotty, scratching human who is trying to trap, trick and humiliate you.

Chess is the preserve of people like you and me and everyone else here. We are just no good at anything else.

Jul-29-18  SimonWebbsTiger: 7Ĺ/10 at this year's XtraCon Open in Denmark, which finished today, netted the young lad his 2nd GM norm.
Oct-27-18  ndg2: He has 5/8 in the Isle of Man open. Can he reach a 3rd Norm before he turns 14? I think 5.5./9 should be enough in this field, but i'm not sure. He Drew L'Ami and won against Gelfand there. In the last round he will play against Sutovski.
Oct-28-18  Octavia: <jeff>the good thing about chess is you shake hands with lots of people but don't have to talk to them . I'm rooting for Akardy who successfully hides his German residency
Dec-20-18  jphamlore: If he needs another GM norm, Vincent Keymer is not being given any help at Sunway Sitges 2018 in the pairings:

After 7 rounds he has a 4.5 score and has only played one GM, <and> is paired against an IM the 8th round.

I am wondering if Keymer might have to win all 3 final games to get a GM norm at 7.5, while others have a path to get a GM norm at 6.5.

Dec-22-18  jphamlore: Unbelievable, the pairings at Sunway Sitges 2018 <mathematically eliminated> Keymer from achieving a GM norm with 2 rounds to go because he can't possibly play 3 GMs this event.

But of course we all know the event's organizers were more interested in getting Gukesh the record for youngest GM.

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  Count Wedgemore: <jphamlore> How can you know this was deliberate? The pairings in a tournament are usually determined either by the players' ratings or chosen at random (or a combination of both). This sounds like pure speculation on your part. No need to have so much distrust in the Sunway Sitges organizers.
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  rogge: An attention whore, and always wrong.
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  Messiah: He has a very annoying face, it disturbs me very much. He might become an elite super-GM tho!
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  ChessHigherCat: <Messiah: What's annoying about this face? Does he remind you of that little kid in "The Shining"?
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  Messiah: <ChessHigherCat> I generally feel deep and boiling hatred towards kids. It is difficult to explain.
Jan-13-19  zanzibar: "boiling hatred" is a catchy phrase, but not that often used:

although it does have a card all its own!


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  ChessHigherCat: <Messias>: Here's the photo of Danny Torrance I was looking for:

Speaking of deep and boiling hatred, I just watched "Lobster" on Netflix, which is about an afterlife experience where you only get 12 days to find a life partner or else you get transformed into an animal (the protagonist chooses to be reborn as a lobster, who had better stay out of your way!)

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  Messiah: <ChessHigherCat> that is a truly annoying face, too! I didn't watch that movie ever, probably I should.
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  wordfunph: Germany's future --- Keymer!
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  Diademas: <alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway?Mamedyarov got his title at 17.>

Jacques Mieses got his at 85... :)

Oct-20-19  ndg2: With the draw yesterday at the IOM grand swiss 2019, Vincent now has all three necessary GM norms and becomes Germany's youngest grandmaster at the age of 14.
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  Messiah: <ndg2> Wow! Nice achievement!
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