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    • Rating: 2812
    • World No. 3

    Garry Kasparov

    • Born: Apr 13, 1963 (Age 58)
    • Peak Rating: 2851
    • Blitz Rating: 2812
    • Rapid Rating: 2812
    Many people’s choice as the strongest chess player of all time
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2753
    • World No. 17

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 51)
    • 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
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2678
    • World No. 62

    Vasyl Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 52)
    • Peak Rating: 2787
    • Blitz Rating: 2815
    • Rapid Rating: 2844
    The eccentric Ukrainian is one of the world’s best loved and strongest grandmasters
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 64

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 52)
    • 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
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2626
    • World No. 164

    Nigel Short

    • Born: Jun 1, 1965 (Age 56)
    • 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: 2620
    • World No. 184

    Yasser Seirawan

    • Born: Mar 24, 1960 (Age 61)
    • Peak Rating: 2658
    • Blitz Rating: 2598
    • Rapid Rating: 2648
    A 4-time US Champion and the smoothest voice in chess commentary
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2617
    • World No. 193

    Anatoly Karpov

    • Born: May 23, 1951 (Age 70)
    • 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
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2559
    • World No. 462

    Artur Jussupow

    • Born: Feb 13, 1960 (Age 61)
    • 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
    Full profile
    • Rating: 2548
    • World No. 530

    Boris Spassky

    • Born: Jan 30, 1937 (Age 84)
    • Peak Rating: 2690
    The 10th World Champion has been described as one of the first truly universal players
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    • Rating: 2459
    • World No. 1526

    Pia Cramling

    • Born: Apr 23, 1963 (Age 58)
    • 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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