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    • Rating: 2676
    • World No. 69

    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. 70

    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: 2672
    • World No. 74

    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: 2667
    • World No. 77

    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: 2667
    • World No. 78

    Gadir Guseinov

    • Born: May 21, 1986 (Age 32)
    • Peak Rating: 2667
    • Blitz Rating: 2708
    • Rapid Rating: 2739
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    • Rating: 2666
    • World No. 81

    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: 2662
    • World No. 87

    Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    • Born: Dec 5, 1979 (Age 38)
    • 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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    • Rating: 2661
    • World No. 88

    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: 2661
    • World No. 89

    Alexander Motylev

    • Born: Jun 17, 1979 (Age 39)
    • Peak Rating: 2710
    • Blitz Rating: 2630
    • Rapid Rating: 2687
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    • Rating: 2658
    • World No. 93

    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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