Alexander Grischuk

A Russian chess grandmaster. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2000. Grischuk was the Russian championin 2009. He is also a three-time world blitz chess champion (in 2006,2012 and 2015).

 

He obtained his grandmaster title in July 2000being 16 and 9 months old.

 

He has competed in four Candidates' Tournaments:in 2007, 2011 (when he reached the final), 2013, and 2018. He is further qualified to play in the Candidates Tournament 2020. He also reached the semi-finals of the 2000 FIDE World Championship.

Grischuk has won two team gold medals, three team silvers, one team bronze, and one 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 2006 Grischuk won the World Blitz Chess Championship in Rishon Lezion, Israel, with 10½/15. He won  World Blitz Championship in 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan, with 20 points out of 30 games. In October 2015, Grischuk won the World Blitz Championship for the third time in Berlin with a score of 15½/21, half a point ahead of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Vladimir Kramnik.

 

He is not active on any social media, but whenever he appears in the interviews or commentary, he brings a lot of humorous remarks about his games or encounters with other players, which makes him one of publics favourites.  

Alexander Grischuk is playing for Canada Chessbrahs in Pro Chess League Finals and will participate in a side event (TBA) with fans.