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    • Rating: 2710
    • World No. 33

    Hao Wang

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 28)
    • 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: 2709
    • World No. 34

    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    • Born: Aug 21, 1982 (Age 35)
    • 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: 2708
    • World No. 35

    Rauf Mamedov

    • Born: Apr 26, 1988 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2709
    • Blitz Rating: 2810
    • Rapid Rating: 2712
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    • Rating: 2708
    • World No. 36

    Vassily Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 49)
    • Peak Rating: 2787
    • Blitz Rating: 2815
    • Rapid Rating: 2844
    The eccentric Ukrainian is one of the world’s best loved and strongest grandmasters
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    • Rating: 2707
    • World No. 37

    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: 2705
    • World No. 40

    Yuriy Kryvoruchko

    • Born: Dec 19, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2717
    • Blitz Rating: 2664
    • Rapid Rating: 2740
    In 2013 Kryvoruchko won the Ukrainian Championship and crossed 2700 for the first time
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    • Rating: 2705
    • World No. 41

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2713
    • Blitz Rating: 2688
    • Rapid Rating: 2727
    Cheparinov has struggled to emerge as a top player in his own right, but as Topalov’s second has often been credited with key theoretical discoveries
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    • Rating: 2704
    • World No. 42

    Vladislav Artemiev

    • Born: Mar 5, 1998 (Age 20)
    • Peak Rating: 2704
    • Blitz Rating: 2849
    • Rapid Rating: 2767
    Vladislav first started to make a name for himself as a 14-year-old in 2012
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    • Rating: 2704
    • World No. 43

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2738
    • Blitz Rating: 2752
    • Rapid Rating: 2708
    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: 2702
    • World No. 44

    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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