This 21-year-old player from León is number 5 in the Spanish absolute chess ranking. In the 2017 edition he defeated Vishy Anand in one of the games of his match, which ended in a draw, the former world champion could only win in the final tiebreaker. Last year, he tied with the Spanish number 1 GM Francisco Vallejo, also losing in the tie-breaker and demonstrating a steady progression which places him as the strongest promise of Spanish chess.
The Magistral de León has given the opportunity to have their baptism of fire at the highest level to very famous players today: the world champion Carlsen and runner-up Karjakin, Peter Leko, Wei Yi, Jan Kristof Duda, the talented player Jaime Santos from León , and in the last editions we saw in action the very young Indian prodigy of the world chess Praggnanandhaa and his 14-year-old compatriot Nihal Sarin.
Last year the Iranian Parham Maghsoodlioo, current U20 World Champion took his chance and became champion of the Magistral 2019.In this 2020 edition we will see the young Artemiev in action, one of the greatest talents in world chess and the great Russian hope to regain the world chess title.
The 2020 Magistral brings together again in León several of the strongest and most attractive players in the world to fight for victory in one of the most prestigious tournaments on the international circuit. On this occasion, it is celebrating its 33rd consecutive edition, which makes it the dean of the tournaments in Spain and one of the oldest in the world.