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    • Rating: 2718
    • World No. 35

    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: 2714
    • World No. 36

    Evgeny Tomashevsky

    • Born: Jul 1, 1987 (Age 30)
    • 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: 2712
    • World No. 37

    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: 2712
    • World No. 38

    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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    • Rating: 2710
    • World No. 39

    Pavel Eljanov

    • Born: May 10, 1983 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2765
    • Blitz Rating: 2680
    • Rapid Rating: 2724
    Twice an Olympic Champion with the Ukrainian team
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    • Rating: 2709
    • World No. 40

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 26)
    • 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: 2709
    • World No. 41

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2768
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2709
    • World No. 42

    Rauf Mamedov

    • Born: Apr 26, 1988 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2709
    • Blitz Rating: 2810
    • Rapid Rating: 2712
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    • Rating: 2705
    • World No. 43

    Arkadij Naiditsch

    • Born: Oct 25, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2737
    • Blitz Rating: 2647
    • Rapid Rating: 2698
    Naiditsch spent ten years as Germany's no. 1 before switching to Azerbaijan
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    • Rating: 2703
    • World No. 44

    Richard Rapport

    • Born: Mar 25, 1996 (Age 21)
    • 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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