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    • Rating: 2690
    • World No. 45

    Daniil Dubov

    • Born: Apr 18, 1996 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2709
    • Blitz Rating: 2804
    • Rapid Rating: 2779
    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: 2690
    • World No. 46

    Vassily Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 50)
    • 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: 2690
    • World No. 47

    Li Chao

    • Born: Apr 21, 1989 (Age 30)
    • 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: 2687
    • World No. 49

    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
    • World No. 50

    David Antón Guijarro

    • Born: Jun 23, 1995 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2686
    • Blitz Rating: 2675
    • Rapid Rating: 2732
    The 2013 U18 World Championship runner-up and the top young Spanish hope
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    • Rating: 2684
    • World No. 52

    Alexei Shirov

    • Born: Jul 4, 1972 (Age 47)
    • Peak Rating: 2755
    • Blitz Rating: 2699
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    An imaginative attacking player, Shirov is the closest the chess world has yet come to an heir to the legendary Mikhail Tal
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    • Rating: 2684
    • World No. 53

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 51)
    • 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: 2683
    • World No. 56

    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: 2677
    • World No. 58

    Gata Kamsky

    • Born: Jun 2, 1974 (Age 45)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2732
    • Rapid Rating: 2757
    A case of what might have been. After a phenomenal climb to the very top Kamsky gave up chess at the age of only 22 before finally returning after an almost 8-year hiatus
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    • Rating: 2677
    • World No. 59

    Luke McShane

    • Born: Jan 7, 1984 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2713
    • Blitz Rating: 2702
    • Rapid Rating: 2709
    Sometimes described as the “world’s strongest amateur”, McShane has traded blows with the world’s best during breaks from his full-time job in finance
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