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    • Rating: 2755
    • World No. 11

    Levon Aronian

    • Born: Oct 6, 1982 (Age 39)
    • Peak Rating: 2830
    • Blitz Rating: 2871
    • Rapid Rating: 2830
    The joker in the pack of world chess
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    • Rating: 2754
    • World No. 12

    Richard Rapport

    • Born: Mar 25, 1996 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2776
    • Blitz Rating: 2776
    • Rapid Rating: 2802
    Rapport’s father was worried about his son’s powers of concentration at primary school and decided to teach him chess - it worked almost too well
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    • Rating: 2753
    • World No. 13

    Vladimir Kramnik

    • Born: Jun 25, 1975 (Age 47)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2841
    • Rapid Rating: 2804
    The man who managed to wrest the crown from Garry Kasparov
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    • Rating: 2747
    • World No. 14

    Leinier Dominguez Perez

    • Born: Sep 23, 1983 (Age 39)
    • Peak Rating: 2768
    • Blitz Rating: 2796
    • Rapid Rating: 2826
    Dominguez is Latin America’s top player and a 4-time Champion of Cuba
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    • Rating: 2747
    • World No. 15

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    • Born: Apr 12, 1985 (Age 37)
    • 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: 2747
    • World No. 16

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    • Born: Oct 21, 1990 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2819
    • Blitz Rating: 2948
    • Rapid Rating: 2873
    In contrast to contemporaries Carlsen and Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave took time out to gain a university degree in mathematics
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    • Rating: 2747
    • World No. 17

    Sergey Karjakin

    • Born: Jan 12, 1990 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2788
    • Blitz Rating: 2898
    • 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: 2747
    • World No. 18

    Teimour Radjabov

    • Born: Mar 12, 1987 (Age 35)
    • 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: 2745
    • World No. 19

    Alexander Grischuk

    • Born: Oct 31, 1983 (Age 38)
    • 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: 2731
    • World No. 21

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda

    • Born: Apr 26, 1998 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2818
    • Rapid Rating: 2808
    The new hope of Polish chess
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