Artemiev was taught to play by his father at the age of 7. Although he says he wasn’t interested at first, he soon returned to the game and began to demonstrate his talent. By the age of 10 he appeared on the FIDE rating lists at 2046 and he first really started to make a name for himself at 14 in 2012. He won the World Youth Stars tournament on tiebreaks ahead of 19-year-old Vladimir Belous, starred for the gold-medal-winning Russian team in the U16 Olympiad and beat Russian Champion Dmitry Andreikin and Sanan Sjugirov on his way to losing the final of the Russian Rapid Grand Prix to the vastly experienced Alexey Dreev. In 2013 Artemiev repeated his triumph at the Youth Stars tournament while showing he’d already outgrown the competition – his stunning 10.5/11 left him 2.5 points ahead of his closest rival.
Vladislav’s rise after that was not as fast as expected, with relatively weak openings perhaps holding back his natural ability. It was only in 2018 that he crossed 2700 for the first time, but he had an incredible 2019 – winning the Gibraltar Masters, the European Championship, Poikovsky and starring for Russia in the World Team Championship. His performance in the first half of the year was second only to Magnus Carlsen and he reached the Top 10 for the first time.
Artemiev is a feared rapid and blitz player, with countless Russian titles to his name as well as online success.