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    • Rating: 2729
    • World No. 22

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 32)
    • 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: 2728
    • World No. 24

    Liem Quang Le

    • Born: Mar 13, 1991 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2739
    • Blitz Rating: 2843
    • Rapid Rating: 2771
    The 2013 World Blitz Champion
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    • Rating: 2728
    • World No. 25

    Veselin Topalov

    • Born: Mar 15, 1975 (Age 47)
    • 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: 2722
    • World No. 26

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2740
    • Rapid Rating: 2752
    The Chinese prodigy was the youngest player ever to reach 2700, at the age 15
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    • Rating: 2722
    • World No. 27

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2751
    • 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: 2722
    • World No. 28

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2718
    • World No. 30

    Yu Yangyi

    • Born: Jun 8, 1994 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2765
    • Blitz Rating: 2812
    • Rapid Rating: 2795
    The 2013 World Junior Champion is one of a hungry new generation of Chinese players threatening to take the chess world by storm
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    • Rating: 2717
    • World No. 31

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2770
    • Blitz Rating: 2774
    • Rapid Rating: 2758
    Harikrishna is one of a wave of Indian chess talents to follow in Vishy Anand’s footsteps
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    • Rating: 2716
    • World No. 32

    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    • Born: Aug 21, 1982 (Age 40)
    • Peak Rating: 2724
    • Blitz Rating: 2686
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    Vallejo is the top Spanish player and at his best in dynamic positions, where he often comes up with deep and surprising solutions
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    • Rating: 2712
    • World No. 34

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2657
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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