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    • Rating: 2678
    • World No. 61

    Francisco Vallejo Pons

    • Born: Aug 21, 1982 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2724
    • Blitz Rating: 2686
    • Rapid Rating: 2718
    Vallejo is the top Spanish player and at his best in dynamic positions, where he often comes up with deep and surprising solutions
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    • Rating: 2678
    • World No. 62

    David Antón Guijarro

    • Born: Jun 23, 1995 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2679
    • Blitz Rating: 2675
    • Rapid Rating: 2732
    The 2013 U18 World Championship runner-up and the top young Spanish hope
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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 63

    Arkadij Naiditsch

    • Born: Oct 25, 1985 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2675
    • World No. 64

    Alexander Areshchenko

    • Born: Jun 15, 1986 (Age 33)
    • 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: 2675
    • World No. 65

    Judit Polgar

    • Born: Jul 23, 1976 (Age 43)
    • Peak Rating: 2735
    • Blitz Rating: 2736
    • Rapid Rating: 2669
    Judit Polgar has single-handedly disproved the notion that women are incapable of competing with men in chess
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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 66

    Ruslan Ponomariov

    • Born: Oct 11, 1983 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2764
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2748
    Currently still the youngest player ever to become World Champion
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    • Rating: 2674
    • World No. 69

    Peter Leko

    • Born: Sep 8, 1979 (Age 39)
    • 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: 2673
    • World No. 71

    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: 2671
    • World No. 72

    Vladimir Fedoseev

    • Born: Feb 16, 1995 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2733
    • Blitz Rating: 2798
    • Rapid Rating: 2810
    An ultra-aggressive young Russian chess player
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    • Rating: 2671
    • World No. 73

    Etienne Bacrot

    • Born: Jan 22, 1983 (Age 36)
    • 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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