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    • Rating: 2736
    • World No. 21

    Hikaru Nakamura

    • Born: Dec 9, 1987 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2816
    • Blitz Rating: 2934
    • Rapid Rating: 2853
    The 5-time US Champion, with a peak ranking of world no. 2, has become the first top player to become a popular streamer
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    • Rating: 2730
    • World No. 22

    Veselin Topalov

    • Born: Mar 15, 1975 (Age 46)
    • 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: 2728
    • World No. 23

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2727
    • World No. 24

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    • Born: Oct 24, 1994 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2727
    • Blitz Rating: 2756
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    A rising star of Indian chess
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    • Rating: 2727
    • World No. 25

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2725
    • World No. 26

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 35)
    • 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: 2725
    • World No. 27

    Wei Yi

    • Born: Jun 2, 1999 (Age 22)
    • 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: 2720
    • World No. 28

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2647
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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    • Rating: 2716
    • World No. 30

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 49)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2796
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2714
    • World No. 31

    Daniil Dubov

    • Born: Apr 18, 1996 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2714
    • Blitz Rating: 2804
    • Rapid Rating: 2779
    An original chess thinker whose aggressive style of play has seen him compared to the great Mikhail Tal
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