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    • Rating: 2669
    • World No. 81

    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: 2667
    • World No. 82

    Ray Robson

    • Born: Oct 25, 1994 (Age 24)
    • 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: 2666
    • World No. 83

    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: 2664
    • World No. 84

    Lazaro Bruzon Batista

    • Born: May 2, 1982 (Age 36)
    • Peak Rating: 2717
    • Blitz Rating: 2755
    • Rapid Rating: 2704
    Five-time Cuban champion Lazaro Bruzon Batista won the World Junior Championship in 2000
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    • Rating: 2664
    • World No. 85

    Luke McShane

    • Born: Jan 7, 1984 (Age 34)
    • 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: 2664
    • World No. 86

    Gadir Guseinov

    • Born: May 21, 1986 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2667
    • Blitz Rating: 2708
    • Rapid Rating: 2739
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    • Rating: 2663
    • World No. 88

    Sanan Sjugirov

    • Born: Jan 31, 1993 (Age 25)
    • 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: 2663
    • World No. 89

    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: 2662
    • World No. 90

    Hou Yifan

    • Born: Feb 27, 1994 (Age 24)
    • Peak Rating: 2686
    • Blitz Rating: 2704
    • Rapid Rating: 2645
    By the age of 18 Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan had already accomplished enough to fill most careers
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    • Rating: 2659
    • World No. 95

    Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    • Born: Dec 5, 1979 (Age 39)
    • Peak Rating: 2715
    • Blitz Rating: 2750
    • Rapid Rating: 2700
    At the age of 24 Kasimdzhanov won the FIDE World Championship in Tripoli, Libya
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