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    • Rating: 2678
    • World No. 60

    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: 2677
    • World No. 61

    Alexei Shirov

    • Born: Jul 4, 1972 (Age 47)
    • Peak Rating: 2755
    • Blitz Rating: 2699
    • Rapid Rating: 2742
    An imaginative attacking player, Shirov is the closest the chess world has yet come to an heir to the legendary Mikhail Tal
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    • Rating: 2677
    • World No. 62

    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: 2677
    • World No. 63

    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: 2675
    • World No. 64

    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: 2674
    • World No. 65

    Markus Ragger

    • Born: Feb 5, 1988 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2703
    • Blitz Rating: 2693
    • Rapid Rating: 2711
    Austria's number one grandmaster
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    • Rating: 2674
    • World No. 67

    Sanan Sjugirov

    • Born: Jan 31, 1993 (Age 26)
    • 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: 2673
    • World No. 71

    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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    • 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: 2669
    • World No. 73

    Wang Yue

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2756
    • Blitz Rating: 2694
    • Rapid Rating: 2765
    Wang Yue was a trailblazer for Chinese men’s chess
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