GM Alexander Grischuk
Grischuk has competed in 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 one individual gold, two silver and one bronze from the World Team Chess Championship. Grischuk is also an expert blitz player, winning the World Blitz Championship in 2006, 2012, and 2015.