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    • Rating: 2686
    • World No. 58

    Ruslan Ponomariov

    • Born: Oct 11, 1983 (Age 34)
    • Peak Rating: 2764
    • Blitz Rating: 2797
    • Rapid Rating: 2748
    Currently still the youngest player ever to become World Champion
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    • Rating: 2683
    • World No. 60

    Maxim Matlakov

    • Born: Mar 5, 1991 (Age 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2738
    • Blitz Rating: 2752
    • Rapid Rating: 2708
    Maxim’s potential was clear from his victories in the Russian Youth Championships, where he claimed the U12, 14, 16 and 18 titles
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    • Rating: 2677
    • World No. 64

    Vladimir Malakhov

    • Born: Nov 27, 1980 (Age 37)
    • Peak Rating: 2732
    • Blitz Rating: 2747
    • Rapid Rating: 2777
    Although Malakhov reached a 2700 rating and world no. 18 as a 23-year-old he went on to work in Nuclear Research
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    • Rating: 2677
    • World No. 65

    Sanan Sjugirov

    • Born: Jan 31, 1993 (Age 25)
    • Peak Rating: 2678
    • Blitz Rating: 2715
    • 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: 2677
    • World No. 66

    Yue Wang

    • Born: Mar 31, 1987 (Age 31)
    • Peak Rating: 2756
    • Blitz Rating: 2694
    • Rapid Rating: 2765
    Wang Yue was a trailblazer for Chinese men’s chess
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    • Rating: 2676
    • World No. 67

    Eltaj Safarli

    • Born: May 18, 1992 (Age 26)
    • Peak Rating: 2694
    • Blitz Rating: 2711
    • Rapid Rating: 2709
    Member of the national team and 2016 Azerbaijan Champion
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    • Rating: 2675
    • World No. 68

    Gata Kamsky

    • Born: Jun 2, 1974 (Age 44)
    • Peak Rating: 2763
    • Blitz Rating: 2732
    • Rapid Rating: 2750
    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. 69

    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: 2670
    • World No. 75

    Ray Robson

    • Born: Oct 25, 1994 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2680
    • 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: 2669
    • World No. 76

    Dariusz Swiercz

    • Born: May 31, 1994 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2669
    • Blitz Rating: 2705
    • Rapid Rating: 2658
    In 2010 he finished with a surprise bronze medal at the World Junior Championship in Poland before winning the title a year later in India
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