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    • Rating: 2737
    • World No. 21

    Peter Svidler

    • Born: Jun 17, 1976 (Age 42)
    • Peak Rating: 2769
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • 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: 2736
    • World No. 22

    Arkadij Naiditsch

    • Born: Oct 25, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2737
    • Blitz Rating: 2647
    • Rapid Rating: 2698
    Naiditsch spent ten years as Germany's no. 1 before switching to Azerbaijan
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    • Rating: 2736
    • World No. 23

    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: 2735
    • World No. 24

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2640
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    One of a “lost generation” of very strong Russian grandmasters who might have achieved greater prominence if they’d been born almost anywhere else
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    • Rating: 2732
    • World No. 25

    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: 2732
    • World No. 26

    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: 2730
    • World No. 27

    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: 2728
    • World No. 28

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 19)
    • Peak Rating: 2753
    • Blitz Rating: 2740
    • Rapid Rating: 2698
    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: 2726
    • World No. 29

    Bu Xiangzhi

    • Born: Dec 10, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2730
    • Blitz Rating: 2688
    • Rapid Rating: 2751
    A chess prodigy who became a grandmaster before his 14th birthday
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    • Rating: 2725
    • World No. 30

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 32)
    • 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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