Born in 25 June 1975, FIDE rating 2811 (April 2017)
Kramnik was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007.
He has won three team gold medals and three individual medals at Chess Olympiads, also won team gold medals European( 1992) and World(2013) Team Championships.
Kramnik is holder Chess Oscar (2000, 2006).
In the Chess World Cup 2013, held in Norway from 11 August to 2 September, Kramnik finished in first place, defeating Dmitry Andreikin in the four-game final match 2½–1½.