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    • Rating: 2847
    • World No. 1

    Magnus Carlsen

    • Born: Nov 30, 1990 (Age 30)
    • 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: 2812
    • World No. 2

    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
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    • Rating: 2806
    • World No. 3

    Fabiano Caruana

    • Born: Jul 30, 1992 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2844
    • Blitz Rating: 2818
    • Rapid Rating: 2858
    The best hope for a US-born World Chess Champion since Bobby Fischer
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    • Rating: 2799
    • World No. 4

    Ding Liren

    • Born: Oct 24, 1992 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2875
    • Rapid Rating: 2836
    The first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament or cross the 2800 barrier
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    • Rating: 2792
    • World No. 5

    Ian Nepomniachtchi

    • Born: Jul 14, 1990 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2792
    • Blitz Rating: 2880
    • Rapid Rating: 2821
    Born in the same year as Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi initially had the edge over his rivals
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    • Rating: 2782
    • World No. 6

    Levon Aronian

    • Born: Oct 6, 1982 (Age 38)
    • Peak Rating: 2830
    • Blitz Rating: 2871
    • Rapid Rating: 2830
    The joker in the pack of world chess
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    • Rating: 2782
    • World No. 7

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    • Born: Apr 12, 1985 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2820
    • Blitz Rating: 2866
    • Rapid Rating: 2833
    Mamedyarov remains the only player to win the World Junior Championship twice
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    • Rating: 2778
    • World No. 8

    Alexander Grischuk

    • Born: Oct 31, 1983 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2810
    • Blitz Rating: 2852
    • Rapid Rating: 2851
    Grischuk is the most vocal advocate of blitz chess among the elite
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    • Rating: 2776
    • World No. 9

    Anish Giri

    • Born: Jun 28, 1994 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2798
    • Blitz Rating: 2822
    • Rapid Rating: 2779
    The Russian-born Dutch no. 1 is a feared opening specialist
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    • Rating: 2772
    • World No. 10

    Wesley So

    • Born: Oct 9, 1993 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2822
    • Blitz Rating: 2861
    • Rapid Rating: 2852
    Until recently the youngest player ever to cross the 2600-mark
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