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    • Rating: 2699
    • World No. 45

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2697
    • World No. 46

    Vladislav Artemiev

    • Born: Mar 5, 1998 (Age 19)
    • Peak Rating: 2697
    • Blitz Rating: 2847
    • Rapid Rating: 2767
    Vladislav first started to make a name for himself as a 14-year-old in 2012
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    • Rating: 2697
    • World No. 47

    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: 2694
    • World No. 49

    Daniil Dubov

    • Born: Apr 18, 1996 (Age 21)
    • Peak Rating: 2694
    • Blitz Rating: 2804
    • Rapid Rating: 2716
    Dubov’s coach Sergey Shipov has compared his student’s solid and strategic style to that of former World Champion Tigran Petrosian
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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 50

    Ruslan Ponomariov

    • Born: Oct 11, 1983 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2764
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2748
    Currently still the youngest player ever to become World Champion
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    • Rating: 2693
    • World No. 51

    Yuriy Kryvoruchko

    • Born: Dec 19, 1986 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2717
    • Blitz Rating: 2664
    • Rapid Rating: 2740
    In 2013 Kryvoruchko won the Ukrainian Championship and crossed 2700 for the first time
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    • Rating: 2692
    • World No. 52

    Peter Leko

    • Born: Sep 8, 1979 (Age 38)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2790
    • Rapid Rating: 2773
    Leko will perhaps always be haunted by how close he came to the World Championship title
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    • Rating: 2692
    • World No. 53

    Vladimir Malakhov

    • Born: Nov 27, 1980 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2732
    • Blitz Rating: 2747
    • Rapid Rating: 2777
    Although Malakhov reached a 2700 rating and world no. 18 as a 23-year-old he went on to work in Nuclear Research
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    • Rating: 2690
    • World No. 54

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2690
    • Blitz Rating: 2637
    • Rapid Rating: 2692
    Despite reaching as high as world no. 14 Sadler quit chess at the age of 25 only to make a triumphant return - both on the board and in chess24 videos - over a decade later
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    • Rating: 2690
    • World No. 55

    Yue Wang

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 30)
    • Peak Rating: 2756
    • Blitz Rating: 2694
    • Rapid Rating: 2765
    Wang Yue was a trailblazer for Chinese men’s chess
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