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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 62

    Judit Polgar

    • Born: Jul 23, 1976 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2735
    • Blitz Rating: 2736
    • Rapid Rating: 2669
    Judit Polgar has single-handedly disproved the notion that women are incapable of competing with men in chess
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    • Rating: 2659
    • World No. 91

    Hou Yifan

    • Born: Feb 27, 1994 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2686
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2645
    By the age of 18 Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan had already accomplished enough to fill most careers
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    • Rating: 2577
    • World No. 359

    Humpy Koneru

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2623
    • Blitz Rating: 2558
    • Rapid Rating: 2626
    India has so far failed to produce a worthy male successor to World Champion Viswanathan Anand, but Humpy Koneru has come very close to giving the country a monopoly on world chess titles
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    • Rating: 2575
    • World No. 371

    Aleksandra Goryachkina

    • Born: Sep 28, 1998 (Age 21)
    • Peak Rating: 2575
    • Blitz Rating: 2449
    • Rapid Rating: 2504
    Goryachkina’s whirlwind progress through the ranks of junior chess makes the young Russian an obvious future World Championship contender
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    • Rating: 2552
    • World No. 497

    Mariya Muzychuk

    • Born: Sep 21, 1992 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2563
    • Blitz Rating: 2439
    • Rapid Rating: 2521
    Mariya emerged from her older sister Anna's shadow to win the Women's World Championship in 2015
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    • Rating: 2549
    • World No. 526

    Kateryna Lagno

    • Born: Dec 27, 1989 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2560
    • Blitz Rating: 2643
    • Rapid Rating: 2599
    A couple of weeks older than compatriot Karjakin, she claimed the women’s GM title as a 12-year-old and soared to a world ranking of 6 a year later
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    • Rating: 2543
    • World No. 563

    Anna Muzychuk

    • Born: Feb 28, 1990 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2606
    • Blitz Rating: 2665
    • Rapid Rating: 2611
    In July 2012 Anna became only the fourth woman in history to cross the 2600 mark
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    • Rating: 2538
    • World No. 604

    Viktorija Cmilyte

    • Born: Aug 6, 1983 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2542
    • Blitz Rating: 2532
    • Rapid Rating: 2462
    Viktorija Cmilyte was the 2011 European Individual Champion and is by far the top-rated female player in Lithuania
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    • Rating: 2509
    • World No. 829

    Valentina Gunina

    • Born: Feb 4, 1989 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2548
    • Blitz Rating: 2652
    • Rapid Rating: 2597
    Gunina won a vast array of junior titles and recent successes have boosted her claims to be the top Russian player
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    • Rating: 2502
    • World No. 937

    Nana Dzagnidze

    • Born: Jan 1, 1987 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2573
    • Blitz Rating: 2591
    • Rapid Rating: 2580
    Nana really announced her arrival on the world stage in 2003 when she won both the Women’s U18 and U20 World Championships at the age of 16
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