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    • Rating: 2692
    • World No. 45

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 45)
    • Peak Rating: 2693
    • 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: 2687
    • World No. 49

    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: 2687
    • World No. 50

    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: 2686
    • World No. 51

    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: 2686
    • World No. 52

    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: 2685
    • World No. 53

    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: 2684
    • World No. 55

    Markus Ragger

    • Born: Feb 5, 1988 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2703
    • Blitz Rating: 2693
    • Rapid Rating: 2711
    Austria's number one grandmaster
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    • Rating: 2682
    • World No. 57

    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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    • Rating: 2681
    • World No. 58

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2760
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    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: 2679
    • World No. 59

    Anton Korobov

    • Born: Jun 25, 1985 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2804
    The two-time Ukrainian Champion has been described by Alexander Grischuk as a "fantastic player"
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