GM Alexander Grischuk

Player

Profile
Title: 
GM
Rating: 
2771
Age: 
36
Country: 
Russia
Chess Highlights
Three time World Blitz Champion
Wildcard Paris Rapid & Blitz

GM Alexander Grischuk is widely recognised as one of the best blitz chessplayers in the world having been crowned World Blitz Champion in 2006, 2012 and 2015. He has also competed in four Candidates Tournaments and was a semi-finalist in the FIDE World Championship in 2000. He is a veteran of 9 chess Olympiads and has won two team gold, three team silver and a team bronze medal while representing Russia at the Chess Olympiads. He narrowly missed out on selection as a full GCT tour participant in 2019 and will be a significant threat as a wildcard at the Paris Rapid & Blitz.