Alexei Shirov

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 46
  • Country: Latvia
  • Rating: 2667 (Mar 2018)

Alexei Shirov is FIDE World Chess Championship and World Cup finalist, former World #2, and winner of many prestigious chess events.

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David Antón Guijarro

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 23
  • Country: Spain
  • Rating: 2643 (Mar 2019)

David Antón Guijarro is 8-time Spanish champion, 2014 European silver medalist in both classical and blitz time controls and 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar runner-up.

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David Paravyan

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 20
  • Country:Russia
  • Rating: 2627 (Mar 2018)

David Paravyan is the 2016 Open Nana Alexandria Cup and 2017 Nona Gaprindashvili Cup winner, 2018 Russian Universiade silver medalist, and 2018 Russian Cup finalist.

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Mateusz Bartel

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 34
  • Country: Poland
  • Rating: 2600 (Mar 2018)

Mateusz Bartel is 4-time Polish Champion, 2010 Chess Olympiad individual gold medalist and 2015 European Championship bronze medalist.

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Jiří Štoček

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 41
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Rating: 2592 (Mar 2018)

Jiří Štoček is a Czech chess grandmaster, 2011 Czech Chess Champion, and 2005 Rapid Chess Champion of Czech Republic.

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Ju Wenjun

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 28
  • Country: China
  • Rating: 2580 (Mar 2018)

Ju Wenjun is double Women’s World Champion, 2017 and 2018 Women's World Rapid Champion, and Olympic, World Team and Asian Games gold medalist.

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Jan Krejčí

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 26
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Rating: 2570 (Mar 2018)

Jan Krejčí is a Czech chess grandmaster, 5th ranked chess player in Czech Republic, and 2017 Pardubice Open winner.

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Peter Michalík

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 28
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Rating: 2565 (Mar 2018)

Peter Michalík is a Slovakian Grandmaster, 5-time Champion of Slovakia in youth categories, and 2017 European Blitz Chess Championship bronze medalist.

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Thai Dai Van Nguyen

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 17
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Rating: 2546 (Mar 2018)

Thai Dai Van Nguyen is the youngest Czech Grandmaster, 2013 European Youth bronze medalist and winner of 2017 First Saturday Grandmaster tournament.

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 13
  • Country: India
  • Rating: 2532 (Mar 2018)

Praggnanandhaa is a chess prodigy, third youngest Grandmaster in history and 2013 & 2015 World Youth Chess Champion.

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