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    • Rating: 2720
    • World No. 31

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 32)
    • 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. 32

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2665
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    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: 2715
    • World No. 33

    Vladimir Fedoseev

    • Born: Feb 16, 1995 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2733
    • Blitz Rating: 2798
    • Rapid Rating: 2810
    An ultra-aggressive young Russian chess player
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    • Rating: 2714
    • World No. 34

    Wang Hao

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 29)
    • 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: 2713
    • 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: 2711
    • World No. 36

    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

    • Born: Oct 24, 1994 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2727
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    A rising star of Indian chess
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    • Rating: 2710
    • World No. 37

    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. 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

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 47)
    • 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: 2705
    • World No. 41

    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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