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    • Rating: 2727
    • World No. 31

    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: 2717
    • World No. 32

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2660
    • Rapid Rating: 2643
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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    • Rating: 2707
    • World No. 35

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    • Born: Oct 24, 1994 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2727
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    A rising star of Indian chess
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    • Rating: 2704
    • World No. 36

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • 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: 2702
    • World No. 37

    Evgeny Tomashevsky

    • Born: Jul 1, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2758
    • Blitz Rating: 2793
    • Rapid Rating: 2752
    The bespectacled son of a university professor, Evgeny has been nicknamed “the professor” himself
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    • Rating: 2701
    • World No. 38

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2738
    • Blitz Rating: 2752
    • Rapid Rating: 2722
    Maxim’s potential was clear from his victories in the Russian Youth Championships, where he claimed the U12, 14, 16 and 18 titles
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    • Rating: 2700
    • World No. 39

    Daniil Dubov

    • Born: Apr 18, 1996 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2709
    • Blitz Rating: 2804
    • Rapid Rating: 2779
    Dubov’s coach Sergey Shipov has compared his student’s solid and strategic style to that of former World Champion Tigran Petrosian
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    • Rating: 2698
    • World No. 40

    Li Chao

    • Born: Apr 21, 1989 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2758
    • Blitz Rating: 2693
    • Rapid Rating: 2702
    An Olympiad and World Team Championship gold medallist with the Chinese team
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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 41

    Le Quang Liem

    • Born: Mar 13, 1991 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2739
    • Blitz Rating: 2843
    • Rapid Rating: 2771
    The young Vietnamese player's debut in elite chess was one of the most impressive in recent years
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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 42

    Wang Yue

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2756
    • Blitz Rating: 2694
    • Rapid Rating: 2765
    Wang Yue was a trailblazer for Chinese men’s chess
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