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    • Rating: 2740
    • 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

    Veselin Topalov

    • Born: Mar 15, 1975 (Age 43)
    • 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: 2739
    • World No. 23

    Leinier Dominguez Perez

    • Born: Sep 23, 1983 (Age 35)
    • 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: 2739
    • World No. 24

    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: 2733
    • World No. 25

    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: 2727
    • World No. 26

    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: 2725
    • World No. 27

    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: 2723
    • World No. 28

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 28)
    • 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: 2722
    • World No. 29

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • Blitz Rating: 2784
    • Rapid Rating: 2792
    One of the most creative chess players anywhere, defying any stereotypes about regimented Chinese players
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    • Rating: 2722
    • World No. 30

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2727
    • Blitz Rating: 2639
    • Rapid Rating: 2643
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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