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    • Rating: 2681
    • World No. 59

    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: 2680
    • World No. 61

    Ivan Saric

    • Born: Aug 17, 1990 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2703
    • Blitz Rating: 2690
    • Rapid Rating: 2663
    A Croatian Champion and another member of the incredible "Class of 1990"
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    • Rating: 2680
    • World No. 62

    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: 2678
    • World No. 63

    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: 2676
    • World No. 68

    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: 2675
    • World No. 70

    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. 71

    Judit Polgar

    • Born: Jul 23, 1976 (Age 42)
    • 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. 72

    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. 74

    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. 75

    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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