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    • Rating: 2623
    • World No. 172

    Nijat Abasov

    • Born: May 14, 1995 (Age 23)
    • Peak Rating: 2623
    • Blitz Rating: 2478
    • Rapid Rating: 2545
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    • Rating: 2701
    • World No. 47

    Michael Adams

    • Born: Nov 17, 1971 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    • Blitz Rating: 2768
    • Rapid Rating: 2764
    Nicknamed “spiderman” for his ability to weave a web around his opponents
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    • Rating: 2655
    • World No. 104

    Vladimir Akopian

    • Born: Dec 7, 1971 (Age 46)
    • Peak Rating: 2713
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • Rapid Rating: 2707
    Akopian was once tipped to be Garry Kasparov’s successor as World Champion by none other than Mikhail Botvinnik
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    Alexander Alekhine

    • Born: Oct 31, 1892
    • Died: Mar 24, 1946 (Aged 53)
    The fourth World Champion was one of the game’s greatest attacking players
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    • Rating: 2696
    • World No. 50

    Zoltan Almasi

    • Born: Aug 29, 1976 (Age 41)
    • Peak Rating: 2726
    • Blitz Rating: 2585
    • Rapid Rating: 2650
    Zoltan Almasi is an eight-time Hungarian Champion, but has spent his career largely overshadowed by his younger compatriots Judit Polgar and Peter Leko
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    • Rating: 2760
    • World No. 14

    Viswanathan Anand

    • Born: Dec 11, 1969 (Age 48)
    • Peak Rating: 2817
    • Blitz Rating: 2827
    • Rapid Rating: 2822
    The undisputed World Champion from 2007-2013 and one of the greatest talents the game has ever known
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    • Rating: 2702
    • World No. 44

    Dmitry Andreikin

    • Born: Feb 5, 1990 (Age 28)
    • Peak Rating: 2743
    • Blitz Rating: 2828
    • Rapid Rating: 2773
    Andreikin was for a long time a forgotten member of the remarkable club of players born in 1990
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    • Rating: 2646
    • World No. 123

    David Antón Guijarro

    • Born: Jun 23, 1995 (Age 22)
    • Peak Rating: 2679
    • Blitz Rating: 2673
    • Rapid Rating: 2732
    The 2013 U18 World Championship runner-up and the top young Spanish hope
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    • Rating: 2652
    • World No. 113

    Alexander Areshchenko

    • Born: Jun 15, 1986 (Age 31)
    • 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: 2764
    • World No. 13

    Levon Aronian

    • Born: Oct 6, 1982 (Age 35)
    • Peak Rating: 2830
    • Blitz Rating: 2863
    • Rapid Rating: 2830
    The joker in the pack of world chess
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