Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik Russia. Born 25 June 1975. 14th World Chess Champion. Winner of the World Cup (2013). Threefold  Olympic champion (1992, 1994, 1996), winner of the European (1992) and World Team Chess Championships (2013) as a member of the Russian national team. Owner of the Chess Oscar (2006). Winner and prize-winner of many international tournaments.

Vladimir Kramnik has been one of the strongest chess players of the world for the recent 15 years. Garry Kasparov had called Vladimir his most probable successor on the champion's throne and in 2000 his prediction came true. After historic win in London Kramnik successfully defended his title two times - in the matches against Leko and Topalov. In 2007 in Mexico he yielded laurels to Vishy Anand and in 2008 he, for the first time in his career, lost the World Chess Championship match in Bonn.

In 2013 Kramnik shared the first place in the Candidates Tournament with Calrsen, but lagged on tie-break.

  Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament 2014 / World Blitz Championship 2015

  Mikhail Tal Memorial blitz tournament 2014 / FIDE World Cup 2015 / World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015 / Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 / 42nd Chess Olympiad 2016 / X Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016