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    • Rating: 2702
    • World No. 45

    Pavel Eljanov

    • Born: May 10, 1983 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2765
    • Blitz Rating: 2680
    • Rapid Rating: 2724
    Twice an Olympic Champion with the Ukrainian team
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    • Rating: 2701
    • World No. 47

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2768
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2697
    • World No. 49

    Arkadij Naiditsch

    • Born: Oct 25, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2737
    • Blitz Rating: 2647
    • Rapid Rating: 2698
    Naiditsch spent ten years as Germany's no. 1 before switching to Azerbaijan
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    • Rating: 2696
    • World No. 50

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 41)
    • Peak Rating: 2726
    • Blitz Rating: 2585
    • Rapid Rating: 2650
    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: 2696
    • World No. 51

    Daniil Dubov

    • Born: Apr 18, 1996 (Age 22)
    • Peak Rating: 2701
    • Blitz Rating: 2804
    • Rapid Rating: 2716
    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: 2695
    • World No. 52

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 49)
    • 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: 2693
    • World No. 53

    Matthew Sadler

    • Born: May 15, 1974 (Age 44)
    • Peak Rating: 2693
    • Blitz Rating: 2637
    • 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. 55

    Vladimir Malakhov

    • Born: Nov 27, 1980 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2732
    • Blitz Rating: 2747
    • Rapid Rating: 2777
    Although Malakhov reached a 2700 rating and world no. 18 as a 23-year-old he went on to work in Nuclear Research
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    • Rating: 2691
    • World No. 56

    Peter Leko

    • Born: Sep 8, 1979 (Age 38)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2790
    • Rapid Rating: 2773
    Leko will perhaps always be haunted by how close he came to the World Championship title
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    • Rating: 2686
    • World No. 57

    Ernesto Inarkiev

    • Born: Dec 9, 1985 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2732
    • Blitz Rating: 2677
    • Rapid Rating: 2767
    The 2016 European Champion
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