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    • Rating: 2838
    • World No. 1

    Magnus Carlsen

    • Born: Nov 30, 1990 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2882
    • Blitz Rating: 2948
    • Rapid Rating: 2906
    The reigning World Champion and arguably the strongest player in the history of chess
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    • Rating: 2822
    • World No. 2

    Wesley So

    • Born: Oct 9, 1993 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2822
    • Blitz Rating: 2791
    • Rapid Rating: 2759
    Until recently the youngest player ever to cross the 2600-mark
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    • Rating: 2817
    • World No. 3

    Fabiano Caruana

    • Born: Jul 30, 1992 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2844
    • Blitz Rating: 2800
    • Rapid Rating: 2858
    The soft-spoken young American-Italian has become a rival for Carlsen
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    • Rating: 2812

    Garry Kasparov

    • Born: Apr 13, 1963 (Age 54)
    • Peak Rating: 2851
    Many people’s choice as the strongest chess player of all time
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    • Rating: 2811
    • World No. 4

    Vladimir Kramnik

    • Born: Jun 25, 1975 (Age 41)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2841
    • Rapid Rating: 2804
    The man who managed to wrest the crown from Garry Kasparov
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    • Rating: 2803
    • World No. 5

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    • Born: Oct 21, 1990 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2819
    • Blitz Rating: 2872
    • Rapid Rating: 2795
    In contrast to contemporaries Carlsen and Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave took time out to gain a university degree in mathematics
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    • Rating: 2793
    • World No. 6

    Hikaru Nakamura

    • Born: Dec 9, 1987 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2906
    • Rapid Rating: 2850
    The brash and fiendishly talented American has been dividing chess fans and players ever since he burst onto the scene as a phenomenal internet blitz player
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    • Rating: 2786
    • World No. 7

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 47)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2827
    • Rapid Rating: 2809
    The undisputed World Champion from 2007-2013 and one of the greatest talents the game has ever known
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    • Rating: 2783
    • World No. 8

    Sergey Karjakin

    • Born: Jan 12, 1990 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2788
    • Blitz Rating: 2883
    • Rapid Rating: 2824
    The youngest player ever to become a grandmaster, Karjakin fell just short of becoming World Champion in his 2016 match against Carlsen
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    • Rating: 2774
    • World No. 9

    Levon Aronian

    • Born: Oct 6, 1982 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2830
    • Blitz Rating: 2863
    • Rapid Rating: 2830
    The joker in the pack of world chess
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