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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 72

    Judit Polgar

    • Born: Jul 23, 1976 (Age 42)
    • 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: 2662
    • World No. 90

    Hou Yifan

    • Born: Feb 27, 1994 (Age 24)
    • 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: 2569
    • World No. 392

    Anna Muzychuk

    • Born: Feb 28, 1990 (Age 28)
    • 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: 2560
    • World No. 438

    Kateryna Lagno

    • Born: Dec 27, 1989 (Age 28)
    • 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: 2542
    • World No. 553

    Viktorija Cmilyte

    • Born: Aug 6, 1983 (Age 35)
    • 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: 2541
    • World No. 557

    Humpy Koneru

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2540
    • World No. 563

    Mariya Muzychuk

    • Born: Sep 21, 1992 (Age 26)
    • 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: 2537
    • World No. 594

    Alexandra Kosteniuk

    • Born: Apr 23, 1984 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2561
    • Blitz Rating: 2612
    • Rapid Rating: 2612
    Former Women's World Champion and a two-time Olympiad gold medalist with the Russian team
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    • Rating: 2518
    • World No. 756

    Aleksandra Goryachkina

    • Born: Sep 28, 1998 (Age 20)
    • Peak Rating: 2536
    • Blitz Rating: 2449
    • Rapid Rating: 2487
    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: 2513
    • World No. 813

    Nana Dzagnidze

    • Born: Jan 1, 1987 (Age 31)
    • 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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