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    • Rating: 2741
    • World No. 21

    David Navara

    • Born: Mar 27, 1985 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2740
    • World No. 22

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda

    • Born: Apr 26, 1998 (Age 20)
    • Peak Rating: 2740
    • Blitz Rating: 2708
    • Rapid Rating: 2725
    The new hope of Polish chess
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    • Rating: 2739
    • World No. 23

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2770
    • Blitz Rating: 2774
    • Rapid Rating: 2743
    Harikrishna is one of a wave of Indian chess talents to follow in Vishy Anand’s footsteps
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    • Rating: 2739
    • World No. 24

    Leinier Dominguez Perez

    • Born: Sep 23, 1983 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2735
    • World No. 25

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 19)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2740
    • Rapid Rating: 2685
    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: 2730
    • World No. 26

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2747
    • Blitz Rating: 2727
    • Rapid Rating: 2712
    Nikita has had to do things the hard way, playing in six of the seven Russian Championship Superfinals from 2006-2012 only after qualifying through the extremely tough Russian Higher League
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    • Rating: 2727
    • World No. 27

    Quang Liem Le

    • Born: Mar 13, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2739
    • Blitz Rating: 2843
    • Rapid Rating: 2771
    The young Vietnamese player's debut in elite chess was one of the most impressive in recent years
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    • Rating: 2727
    • World No. 28

    Radoslaw Wojtaszek

    • Born: Jan 13, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2750
    • Blitz Rating: 2743
    • Rapid Rating: 2735
    Poland's top grandmaster is best known as one of Viswanathan Anand’s seconds, but since helping Anand defeat Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 his rating has risen dramatically
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    • Rating: 2719
    • World No. 30

    Richard Rapport

    • Born: Mar 25, 1996 (Age 22)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • Blitz Rating: 2695
    • 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: 2718
    • World No. 31

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2718
    • Blitz Rating: 2688
    • Rapid Rating: 2727
    Cheparinov has struggled to emerge as a top player in his own right, but as Topalov’s second has often been credited with key theoretical discoveries
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