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    • Rating: 2765
    • World No. 11

    Teimour Radjabov

    • Born: Mar 12, 1987 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2763
    • World No. 12

    Richard Rapport

    • Born: Mar 25, 1996 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2759
    • Rapid Rating: 2748
    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: 2760
    • World No. 13

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    • Born: Oct 21, 1990 (Age 30)
    • 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: 2759
    • World No. 14

    Alireza Firouzja

    • Born: Jun 18, 2003 (Age 18)
    • Peak Rating: 2759
    • Blitz Rating: 2770
    • Rapid Rating: 2703
    The heir to the throne? The Iranian star looks like the best prospect since Magnus
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    • Rating: 2758
    • World No. 15

    Leinier Dominguez Perez

    • Born: Sep 23, 1983 (Age 37)
    • 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: 2757
    • World No. 16

    Sergey Karjakin

    • Born: Jan 12, 1990 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2753
    • World No. 17

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 51)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2832
    • Rapid Rating: 2822
    The undisputed World Champion from 2007-2013 and one of the greatest talents the game has ever known
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    • Rating: 2753
    • World No. 18

    Vladimir Kramnik

    • Born: Jun 25, 1975 (Age 45)
    • 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: 2744
    • World No. 19

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2784
    • Rapid Rating: 2795
    One of the most creative chess players anywhere, defying any stereotypes about regimented Chinese players
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    • Rating: 2736
    • World No. 20

    Hikaru Nakamura

    • Born: Dec 9, 1987 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2934
    • Rapid Rating: 2853
    The 5-time US Champion, with a peak ranking of world no. 2, has become the first top player to become a popular streamer
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