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    • Rating: 2694
    • World No. 44

    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: 2693
    • World No. 45

    Kirill Alekseenko

    • Born: Jun 22, 1997 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2715
    • Blitz Rating: 2665
    • Rapid Rating: 2714
    The wild card
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    • Rating: 2690
    • World No. 47

    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: 2689
    • World No. 48

    Yuriy Kryvoruchko

    • Born: Dec 19, 1986 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2687
    • World No. 49

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 45)
    • 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: 2685
    • World No. 50

    Anton Korobov

    • Born: Jun 25, 1985 (Age 36)
    • 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. 53

    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: 2683
    • World No. 54

    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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    • Rating: 2682
    • World No. 55

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 38)
    • 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: 2680
    • World No. 56

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 53)
    • 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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