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    • Rating: 2724
    • World No. 31

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2727
    • Blitz Rating: 2639
    • Rapid Rating: 2643
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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    • Rating: 2719
    • World No. 32

    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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    • Rating: 2719
    • World No. 33

    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: 2719
    • World No. 34

    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: 2717
    • World No. 35

    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: 2714
    • World No. 36

    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: 2709
    • World No. 38

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 32)
    • 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: 2709
    • World No. 39

    Vladislav Artemiev

    • Born: Mar 5, 1998 (Age 20)
    • Peak Rating: 2709
    • Blitz Rating: 2849
    • Rapid Rating: 2812
    Vladislav first started to make a name for himself as a 14-year-old in 2012
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    • Rating: 2705
    • World No. 40

    Evgeny Tomashevsky

    • Born: Jul 1, 1987 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2703
    • World No. 41

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 47)
    • 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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