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    • Rating: 2781
    • World No. 10

    Hikaru Nakamura

    • Born: Dec 9, 1987 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2906
    • Rapid Rating: 2850
    The brash and fiendishly talented American has been dividing chess fans and players ever since he burst onto the scene as a phenomenal internet blitz player
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    • Rating: 2780
    • World No. 11

    Sergey Karjakin

    • Born: Jan 12, 1990 (Age 27)
    • 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: 2777
    • World No. 12

    Anish Giri

    • Born: Jun 28, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2798
    • Blitz Rating: 2822
    • Rapid Rating: 2770
    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: 2771
    • World No. 13

    Liren Ding

    • Born: Oct 24, 1992 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2783
    • Blitz Rating: 2875
    • Rapid Rating: 2712
    The torchbearer of a new generation of Chinese players, Ding Liren remains something of a mystery
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    • Rating: 2756
    • World No. 14

    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: 2750
    • World No. 15

    Yangyi Yu

    • Born: Jun 8, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2771
    • 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: 2749
    • World No. 16

    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. 17

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 18)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2740
    • Rapid Rating: 2684
    The Chinese player became one of the youngest grandmasters in history when he claimed the title at the age of 13 years, 8 months and 23 days
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    • Rating: 2742
    • World No. 19

    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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    • Rating: 2741
    • World No. 20

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2770
    • Blitz Rating: 2774
    • Rapid Rating: 2711
    Harikrishna is one of a wave of India chess talents to follow in Vishy Anand’s footsteps
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