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    • Rating: 2694

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2694
    • Blitz Rating: 2646
    • 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: 2691

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2731
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2643
    The 2018 US Champion waited until he was 26 to break into elite company
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    • Rating: 2688

    Anton Korobov

    • Born: Jun 25, 1985 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2818
    The two-time Ukrainian Champion has been described by Alexander Grischuk as a "fantastic player"
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    • Rating: 2688

    David Antón Guijarro

    • Born: Jun 23, 1995 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2703
    • Blitz Rating: 2675
    • Rapid Rating: 2732
    "El Niño" has grown up to become a 2700 player
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    • Rating: 2687

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2726
    • Blitz Rating: 2585
    • Rapid Rating: 2678
    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: 2686

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2718
    • Blitz Rating: 2695
    • 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: 2685

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 29)
    • Peak Rating: 2738
    • Blitz Rating: 2760
    • Rapid Rating: 2726
    Maxim’s potential was clear from his victories in the Russian Youth Championships, where he claimed the U12, 14, 16 and 18 titles
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    • Rating: 2684

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • Rapid Rating: 2759
    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: 2683

    Li Chao

    • Born: Apr 21, 1989 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2758
    • Blitz Rating: 2693
    • Rapid Rating: 2702
    An Olympiad and World Team Championship gold medallist with the Chinese team
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    • Rating: 2682

    Yuriy Kryvoruchko

    • Born: Dec 19, 1986 (Age 33)
    • 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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