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    • Rating: 2680

    Luke McShane

    • Born: Jan 7, 1984 (Age 36)
    • 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: 2679

    Markus Ragger

    • Born: Feb 5, 1988 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2703
    • Blitz Rating: 2693
    • Rapid Rating: 2711
    Austria's number one grandmaster
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    • Rating: 2678

    Vasyl Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 51)
    • 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: 2678

    Vladimir Fedoseev

    • Born: Feb 16, 1995 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2733
    • Blitz Rating: 2798
    • Rapid Rating: 2810
    An ultra-aggressive young Russian chess player
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    • Rating: 2678

    Alexander Areshchenko

    • Born: Jun 15, 1986 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2676

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 52)
    • 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

    Sanan Sjugirov

    • Born: Jan 31, 1993 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2678
    • Blitz Rating: 2748
    • Rapid Rating: 2765
    Sanan Sjugirov was born in Elista in the obscure Russian region of Kalmykia – obscure, that is, except when it comes to chess
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    • Rating: 2675

    Judit Polgar

    • Born: Jul 23, 1976 (Age 44)
    • 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: 2674

    Gata Kamsky

    • Born: Jun 2, 1974 (Age 46)
    • 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: 2673

    Ray Robson

    • Born: Oct 25, 1994 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2682
    • Blitz Rating: 2639
    • Rapid Rating: 2644
    Ray Robson is the best young American talent to follow in the footsteps of Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana
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