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    • Rating: 2768
    • World No. 11

    Peter Svidler

    • Born: Jun 17, 1976 (Age 41)
    • Peak Rating: 2769
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2799
    Peter Svidler has been described as an exception who could “get by on genius alone” in a world of ultra-competitive and hard-working grandmasters
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    • Rating: 2767
    • World No. 12

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 48)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2827
    • Rapid Rating: 2809
    The undisputed World Champion from 2007-2013 and one of the greatest talents the game has ever known
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    • Rating: 2767
    • World No. 13

    Alexander Grischuk

    • Born: Oct 31, 1983 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2760
    • World No. 14

    Yangyi Yu

    • Born: Jun 8, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2799
    • Rapid Rating: 2795
    The 2013 World Junior Champion is one of a hungry new generation of Chinese players threatening to take the chess world by storm
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    • Rating: 2753
    • World No. 15

    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: 2752
    • World No. 16

    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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    • Rating: 2751
    • World No. 17

    Ian Nepomniachtchi

    • Born: Jul 14, 1990 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2767
    • 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: 2749
    • World No. 18

    David Navara

    • Born: Mar 27, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2751
    • Blitz Rating: 2806
    • Rapid Rating: 2751
    Navara has a degree in logic from Charles University, Prague, and fierce logical gifts make the shy grandmaster a match for even the very best players
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    • Rating: 2749
    • World No. 19

    Veselin Topalov

    • Born: Mar 15, 1975 (Age 42)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2710
    • Rapid Rating: 2790
    Topalov is an even more spectacular example than Viswanathan Anand of a player whose career took off after Garry Kasparov retired from chess
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    • Rating: 2748
    • World No. 20

    Teimour Radjabov

    • Born: Mar 12, 1987 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2793
    • Blitz Rating: 2808
    • Rapid Rating: 2788
    Radjabov broke onto the world stage as a teenager, earning the grandmaster title just after his 14th birthday and scoring a stunning win against Garry Kasparov as a 15-year-old in Linares 2003
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