Alexander Grischuk


Born on October 31st, 1983, FIDE rating: 2771 (March 2019) 

Grischuk was Russian champion in 2009. He is also a three-time World Blitz Chess Champion (in 2006, 2012 and 2015).

He has competed at four Candidate's Tournaments: in 2007, 2011 (when he reached the final), 2013, and 2018.

He also reached the semifinals of the 2000 FIDE World Championship.

Grischuk has won two team gold medals, three team silvers, a team bronze, and an individual bronze medal at Chess Olympiads. 

He also holds three team gold medals, one team silver and individual gold, two silver and one bronze from the World Team Chess Championship.

In February 2017 Grischuk tied for first place with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the first event of the FIDE Grand Prix series, held in Sharjah, UAE, taking first place on tiebreak.