Name: Peter Svidler
Age: 33 (6/17/1976)
FIDE Title: Grandmaster (gained his GM norms in 1994)
Current ELO rating: 2739 (FIDE rating list)
Current Chess960 rating: 2733
Current coach: IM Andrei Lukin
Hobbies: Listening to good music, reading, cricket and any kind of billiards

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

* Chess960 World Champion (Mainz 2003, 04 & 05)
* FIDE World Chess Championship Semifinalist (Moscow 2001)
* Russian Champion: 1994, 95, 97, 2003 & 2008
* Olympic Champion: 1994, 96, 98, 2000 & 2002 / Silver medal: 36th Chess Olympiad (2004)
* Co-winner of Tilburg 1997 & Dortmund 1998 & 2006

* Bunratty Masters: 2008, 09

Official website: http://www.psvidler.net/

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