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    • Rating: 2721
    • World No. 33

    Nikita Vitiugov

    • Born: Feb 4, 1987 (Age 30)
    • 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. 34

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 49)
    • Peak Rating: 2777
    • Blitz Rating: 2792
    • Rapid Rating: 2755
    In 2012 Gelfand came within a whisker of becoming World Champion at the age of 43, only losing out to Viswanathan Anand in rapid tiebreaks
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    • Rating: 2713
    • World No. 36

    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: 2712
    • World No. 37

    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: 2710
    • World No. 38

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2713
    • 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: 2710
    • World No. 39

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda

    • Born: Apr 26, 1998 (Age 19)
    • Peak Rating: 2710
    • Blitz Rating: 2682
    • Rapid Rating: 2678
    The new hope of Polish chess
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    • Rating: 2707
    • World No. 40

    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: 2706
    • World No. 41

    Hao Wang

    • Born: Aug 4, 1989 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2752
    • Blitz Rating: 2784
    • Rapid Rating: 2770
    One of the most creative chess players anywhere, defying any stereotypes about regimented Chinese players
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    • Rating: 2705
    • World No. 42

    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: 2702
    • World No. 43

    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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