Grischuk is a Russian chess player, he was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2000. Grischuk was the Russian champion in 2009. He is also a three-time world blitz chess champion (2006, 2012, 2015). He has competed in four Candidates' Tournaments: in 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2018. He has also qualified to play in the 2020 Candidates Tournament. 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.