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    • Rating: 2692
    • World No. 44

    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: 2686
    • World No. 46

    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: 2686
    • World No. 47

    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: 2685
    • World No. 48

    Anton Korobov

    • Born: Jun 25, 1985 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2685
    • World No. 49

    Yuriy Kryvoruchko

    • Born: Dec 19, 1986 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2684
    • World No. 52

    Dmitry Jakovenko

    • Born: Jun 28, 1983 (Age 36)
    • 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. 53

    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: 2683
    • World No. 54

    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: 2683
    • World No. 55

    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: 2679
    • World No. 57

    Etienne Bacrot

    • Born: Jan 22, 1983 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2749
    • Blitz Rating: 2744
    • Rapid Rating: 2733
    Seven-time French Champion Etienne Bacrot was a true prodigy who in 1997 became the youngest grandmaster in history at the age of only 14 years and 2 months
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