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Alexander Grischuk
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Full name Alexander Grischuk
Country  Russia
Born (1983-10-31) October 31, 1983 (age 38)
Moscow, Russia
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2777
(#6 in the April 2014 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 2786 (October 2013)

Alexander Grischuk (born Moscow, 31 October 1983) is a chess grandmaster, one of the top Russian players.

In the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000 he made it to the semi finals. In the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 he made it to the quarter finals, where he lost 3–1 to Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

Grischuk is also one of the best blitz chess players in the world, having once held the record for highest rating achieved on the Internet Chess Club. In 2006 he won the World Blitz Championship in Israel.

Grischuk is married to the Ukrainian WGM Natalia Zhukova. His games are available here:

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