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    • Rating: 2696
    • World No. 45

    Vladimir Fedoseev

    • Born: Feb 16, 1995 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2733
    • Blitz Rating: 2798
    • Rapid Rating: 2810
    An ultra-aggressive young Russian chess player
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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 46

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 47)
    • 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
    • World No. 47

    Sam Shankland

    • Born: Oct 1, 1991 (Age 29)
    • 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
    • World No. 48

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 30)
    • 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: 2687
    • World No. 49

    Radoslaw Wojtaszek

    • Born: Jan 13, 1987 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2750
    • Blitz Rating: 2743
    • Rapid Rating: 2735
    Poland's top grandmaster is best known as one of Viswanathan Anand’s seconds, but since helping Anand defeat Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 his rating has risen dramatically
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    • Rating: 2687
    • World No. 50

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 44)
    • 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: 2687
    • World No. 51

    Alexander Areshchenko

    • Born: Jun 15, 1986 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2720
    • Blitz Rating: 2697
    • Rapid Rating: 2701
    Currently one of the least-known chess players lurking towards the top of the rating list, Areshchenko won the World U14 Championship in 2000 and the Ukrainian Championship in 2005
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    • Rating: 2684
    • World No. 53

    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
    • World No. 55

    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: 2683
    • World No. 56

    Li Chao

    • Born: Apr 21, 1989 (Age 32)
    • 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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