2019 winner is Vladislav Artemiev

2019 winner is Vladislav Artemiev

Chess Festival Reports

The Gibraltar Chess tournament 2019 winner is the young Russian Vladislav Artemiev.

20-year-old Russian grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev won the 2019 Gibraltar Masters tournament with a brilliant last-round win against the Chinese grandmaster Yu Yangyi.

He finished on 8.5 points out of 10, half a point ahead of 19-year-old Indian grandmaster Karthikeyan Murali who scored a sensational win against the tournament top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to finish second on 8 points.

Artemiev takes the £25,000 cheque for first prize, while Murali takes home the £20,000 second prize.

This is his first time in Gibraltar.

The last time there was a straight win at the Gibraltar Masters was in 2015.

Pic: John Saunders