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    • Rating: 2721
    • World No. 31

    Bu Xiangzhi

    • Born: Dec 10, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2767
    • Rapid Rating: 2751
    A chess prodigy who became a grandmaster before his 14th birthday
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    • Rating: 2720
    • World No. 32

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • 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: 2713
    • World No. 33

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2643
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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    • Rating: 2710
    • World No. 34

    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: 2706
    • World No. 35

    Evgeny Tomashevsky

    • Born: Jul 1, 1987 (Age 32)
    • 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: 2705
    • World No. 36

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    • Born: Oct 24, 1994 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2744
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    A rising star of Indian chess
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    • Rating: 2704
    • World No. 37

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 36)
    • 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: 2699
    • World No. 40

    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: 2697
    • World No. 41

    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: 2692
    • World No. 45

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 45)
    • Peak Rating: 2693
    • Blitz Rating: 2646
    • Rapid Rating: 2692
    Despite reaching as high as world no. 14 Sadler quit chess at the age of 25 only to make a triumphant return - both on the board and in chess24 videos - over a decade later
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