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    • Rating: 2684
    • World No. 59

    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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    • Rating: 2683
    • World No. 61

    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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    • Rating: 2680
    • World No. 62

    Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu

    • Born: Aug 1, 1976 (Age 42)
    • Peak Rating: 2707
    • Blitz Rating: 2642
    • Rapid Rating: 2664
    A Romanian and European Champion who now plays for Germany
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    • Rating: 2679
    • World No. 63

    Ivan Cheparinov

    • Born: Nov 26, 1986 (Age 32)
    • 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: 2677
    • World No. 66

    Vassily Ivanchuk

    • Born: Mar 18, 1969 (Age 50)
    • 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: 2676
    • World No. 68

    Boris Gelfand

    • Born: Jun 24, 1968 (Age 50)
    • 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: 2676
    • World No. 69

    Gata Kamsky

    • Born: Jun 2, 1974 (Age 44)
    • 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. 70

    Anton Korobov

    • Born: Jun 25, 1985 (Age 33)
    • Peak Rating: 2723
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2770
    The two-time Ukrainian Champion has been described by Alexander Grischuk as a "fantastic player"
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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 71

    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: 2675
    • World No. 72

    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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