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    • Rating: 2721
    • World No. 31

    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: 2715
    • World No. 32

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2718
    • 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: 2715
    • World No. 33

    Le Quang Liem

    • Born: Mar 13, 1991 (Age 27)
    • 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: 2713
    • World No. 34

    Vladimir Fedoseev

    • Born: Feb 16, 1995 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2733
    • Blitz Rating: 2798
    • Rapid Rating: 2810
    An ultra-aggressive young Russian chess player
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    • Rating: 2713
    • World No. 35

    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    • Born: Aug 21, 1982 (Age 36)
    • 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: 2712
    • World No. 36

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2782
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2712
    • World No. 37

    Bu Xiangzhi

    • Born: Dec 10, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2730
    • Blitz Rating: 2688
    • Rapid Rating: 2751
    A chess prodigy who became a grandmaster before his 14th birthday
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    • Rating: 2711
    • World No. 38

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    • Born: Oct 24, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2727
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    A rising star of Indian chess
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    • Rating: 2710
    • World No. 39

    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: 2709
    • World No. 40

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2747
    • Blitz Rating: 2727
    • Rapid Rating: 2712
    Nikita has had to do things the hard way, playing in six of the seven Russian Championship Superfinals from 2006-2012 only after qualifying through the extremely tough Russian Higher League
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