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    • Rating: 2812
    • World No. 3

    Garry Kasparov

    • Born: Apr 13, 1963 (Age 55)
    • Peak Rating: 2851
    • Blitz Rating: 2812
    • Rapid Rating: 2812
    Many people’s choice as the strongest chess player of all time
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    • Rating: 2656
    • World No. 102

    Nigel Short

    • Born: Jun 1, 1965 (Age 52)
    • Peak Rating: 2712
    • Blitz Rating: 2678
    • Rapid Rating: 2744
    A prodigy, World Championship challenger, no. 3 in the world and lately the world's strongest active player for his age
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    • Rating: 2623
    • World No. 173

    Anatoly Karpov

    • Born: May 23, 1951 (Age 67)
    • Peak Rating: 2780
    • Blitz Rating: 2644
    • Rapid Rating: 2630
    Karpov was the undisputed World Champion from 1975-1985, using a quiet but relentless positional style to dominate his contemporaries
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    • Rating: 2580
    • World No. 336

    Artur Jussupow

    • Born: Feb 13, 1960 (Age 58)
    • Peak Rating: 2680
    • Blitz Rating: 2547
    • Rapid Rating: 2609
    A top chess coach and writer who was rated third in the world behind Kasparov and Karpov in the mid-1980s
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    • Rating: 2548
    • World No. 525

    Boris Spassky

    • Born: Jan 30, 1937 (Age 81)
    • Peak Rating: 2690
    The 10th World Champion has been described as one of the first truly universal players
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    • Rating: 2448
    • World No. 1708

    Pia Cramling

    • Born: Apr 23, 1963 (Age 55)
    • Peak Rating: 2550
    • Blitz Rating: 2435
    • Rapid Rating: 2513
    Cramling reached the women’s Top 10 at 18 and topped the rating list for the first time at 19
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    Emanuel Lasker

    • Born: Dec 24, 1868
    • Died: Jan 11, 1941 (Aged 72)
    The second World Champion and a universal genius described by Albert Einstein as one of the most interesting people he knew
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    Vugar Gashimov

    • Born: Jul 24, 1986
    • Died: Jan 11, 2014 (Aged 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    A wonderfully gifted and popular grandmaster who lost his battle against a brain tumour at the age of only 27
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    Wilhelm Steinitz

    • Born: May 17, 1836
    • Died: Aug 12, 1900 (Aged 64)
    The first undisputed World Champion and one of the first players to study rather than simply play chess
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    José Raúl Capablanca

    • Born: Nov 19, 1888
    • Died: Mar 8, 1942 (Aged 53)
    The third World Champion and perhaps the greatest natural talent chess has ever known
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