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    • Rating: 2716
    • World No. 32

    Pentala Harikrishna

    • Born: May 10, 1986 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2713
    • World No. 33

    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: 2705
    • World No. 35

    Bu Xiangzhi

    • Born: Dec 10, 1985 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2705
    • World No. 36

    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: 2704
    • World No. 38

    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    • Born: Aug 21, 1982 (Age 37)
    • 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: 2698
    • World No. 39

    Vassily Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 50)
    • 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: 2698
    • World No. 40

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2738
    • Blitz Rating: 2760
    • Rapid Rating: 2726
    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: 2696
    • World No. 41

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2726
    • Blitz Rating: 2585
    • Rapid Rating: 2678
    Zoltan Almasi is an eight-time Hungarian Champion, but has spent his career largely overshadowed by his younger compatriots Judit Polgar and Peter Leko
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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 42

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 48)
    • 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: 2694
    • World No. 43

    David Antón Guijarro

    • Born: Jun 23, 1995 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2694
    • Blitz Rating: 2675
    • Rapid Rating: 2732
    The 2013 U18 World Championship runner-up and the top young Spanish hope
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