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    • Rating: 2843
    • World No. 1

    Magnus Carlsen

    • Born: Nov 30, 1990 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2882
    • Blitz Rating: 2986
    • Rapid Rating: 2919
    The reigning World Champion and arguably the strongest player in the history of chess
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    • Rating: 2822
    • World No. 2

    Fabiano Caruana

    • Born: Jul 30, 1992 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2844
    • Blitz Rating: 2814
    • Rapid Rating: 2858
    The soft-spoken young American-Italian has become a rival for Carlsen
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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: 2808
    • World No. 4

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    • Born: Apr 12, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2814
    • Blitz Rating: 2866
    • Rapid Rating: 2833
    Mamedyarov remains the only player to win the World Junior Championship twice
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    • Rating: 2792
    • World No. 5

    Vladimir Kramnik

    • Born: Jun 25, 1975 (Age 42)
    • 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: 2791
    • World No. 6

    Ding Liren

    • Born: Oct 24, 1992 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2791
    • Blitz Rating: 2875
    • Rapid Rating: 2760
    The torchbearer of a new generation of Chinese players, Ding Liren remains something of a mystery
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    • Rating: 2789
    • World No. 7

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    • Born: Oct 21, 1990 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2819
    • Blitz Rating: 2890
    • Rapid Rating: 2839
    In contrast to contemporaries Carlsen and Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave took time out to gain a university degree in mathematics
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    • Rating: 2782
    • World No. 8

    Sergey Karjakin

    • Born: Jan 12, 1990 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2788
    • Blitz Rating: 2889
    • 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: 2778
    • World No. 9

    Wesley So

    • Born: Oct 9, 1993 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2822
    • Blitz Rating: 2824
    • Rapid Rating: 2822
    Until recently the youngest player ever to cross the 2600-mark
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    • Rating: 2776
    • World No. 10

    Anish Giri

    • Born: Jun 28, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2798
    • Blitz Rating: 2822
    • Rapid Rating: 2779
    Fluent in at least four languages, Giri appears one of the most well-rounded prodigies to storm the heights of world chess
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