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    • Rating: 2727
    • World No. 32

    Vassily Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 48)
    • Peak Rating: 2787
    • Blitz Rating: 2811
    • Rapid Rating: 2844
    The eccentric Ukrainian is one of the world’s best loved and strongest grandmasters
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    • Rating: 2720
    • World No. 33

    David Navara

    • Born: Mar 27, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2751
    • Blitz Rating: 2806
    • Rapid Rating: 2741
    Navara has a degree in logic from Charles University, Prague, and fierce logical gifts make the shy grandmaster a match for even the very best players
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    • Rating: 2717
    • 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: 2710
    • World No. 36

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2640
    • Rapid Rating: 2730
    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: 2710
    • World No. 37

    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: 2708
    • World No. 38

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2743
    • Blitz Rating: 2815
    • 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: 2707
    • World No. 39

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 41)
    • Peak Rating: 2726
    • Rapid Rating: 2638
    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: 2702
    • World No. 40

    Baadur Jobava

    • Born: Nov 26, 1983 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2734
    • Blitz Rating: 2758
    • Rapid Rating: 2727
    Jobava is Georgia’s top player and has one of the most aggressive styles of any player near the pinnacle of world chess
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    • Rating: 2702
    • World No. 42

    Arkadij Naiditsch

    • Born: Oct 25, 1985 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2701
    • World No. 44

    Hao Wang

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • Blitz Rating: 2784
    • Rapid Rating: 2763
    One of the most creative chess players anywhere, defying any stereotypes about regimented Chinese players
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