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    • Rating: 2746
    • World No. 21

    Vladislav Artemiev

    • Born: Mar 5, 1998 (Age 21)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2849
    • Rapid Rating: 2812
    Vladislav first started to make a name for himself as a 14-year-old in 2012
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    • Rating: 2745
    • World No. 22

    Hikaru Nakamura

    • Born: Dec 9, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2934
    • Rapid Rating: 2853
    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: 2741
    • World No. 23

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2743
    • Blitz Rating: 2828
    • Rapid Rating: 2773
    Andreikin was for a long time a forgotten member of the remarkable club of players born in 1990
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    • Rating: 2736
    • World No. 24

    Veselin Topalov

    • Born: Mar 15, 1975 (Age 44)
    • 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: 2734
    • World No. 25

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda

    • Born: Apr 26, 1998 (Age 21)
    • Peak Rating: 2740
    • Blitz Rating: 2818
    • Rapid Rating: 2750
    The new hope of Polish chess
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    • Rating: 2732
    • World No. 26

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 32)
    • 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: 2729
    • World No. 27

    Peter Svidler

    • Born: Jun 17, 1976 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2769
    • Blitz Rating: 2805
    • 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: 2726
    • World No. 28

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • 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: 2721
    • World No. 29

    Bu Xiangzhi

    • Born: Dec 10, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2767
    • Rapid Rating: 2751
    A chess prodigy who became a grandmaster before his 14th birthday
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    • Rating: 2721
    • World No. 30

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 20)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2740
    • Rapid Rating: 2713
    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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