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    • Rating: 2812
    • World No. 2

    Garry Kasparov

    • Born: Apr 13, 1963 (Age 59)
    • 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: 2756
    • World No. 10

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 52)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2832
    • Rapid Rating: 2822
    The undisputed World Champion from 2007-2013 and one of the greatest talents the game has ever known
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    • Rating: 2689
    • World No. 53

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 50)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2796
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2678
    • World No. 64

    Vasyl Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 53)
    • Peak Rating: 2787
    • Blitz Rating: 2815
    • Rapid Rating: 2844
    The eccentric Ukrainian is one of the world’s best loved and strongest grandmasters
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    • Rating: 2668
    • World No. 79

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 54)
    • Peak Rating: 2777
    • Blitz Rating: 2792
    • Rapid Rating: 2755
    In 2012 Gelfand came within a whisker of becoming World Champion at the age of 43, only losing out to Viswanathan Anand in rapid tiebreaks
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    • Rating: 2662
    • World No. 91

    Alexei Shirov

    • Born: Jul 4, 1972 (Age 50)
    • Peak Rating: 2755
    • Blitz Rating: 2699
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    An imaginative attacking player, Shirov is the closest the chess world has yet come to an heir to the legendary Mikhail Tal
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    • Rating: 2629
    • World No. 151

    Loek van Wely

    • Born: Oct 7, 1972 (Age 50)
    • Peak Rating: 2714
    • Blitz Rating: 2669
    • Rapid Rating: 2692
    A seven-time Dutch Champion
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    • Rating: 2620
    • World No. 174

    Yasser Seirawan

    • Born: Mar 24, 1960 (Age 62)
    • Peak Rating: 2658
    • Blitz Rating: 2598
    • Rapid Rating: 2648
    A 4-time US Champion and the smoothest voice in chess commentary
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    • Rating: 2617
    • World No. 184

    Anatoly Karpov

    • Born: May 23, 1951 (Age 71)
    • 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: 2612
    • World No. 206

    Vladimir Akopian

    • Born: Dec 7, 1971 (Age 50)
    • Peak Rating: 2713
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • Rapid Rating: 2707
    Akopian was once tipped to be Garry Kasparov’s successor as World Champion by none other than Mikhail Botvinnik
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