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Alexei Shirov

Title: GM
Age: 46
Rating: 2667
Alexei Shirov is FIDE World Chess Championship and World Cup finalist, former World #2, and winner of many prestigious chess events.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
David Antón Guijarro

Title: GM
Age: 23
Rating: 2643
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.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
David Paravyan

Title: GM
Age: 20
Rating: 2627
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.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Mateusz Bartel

Title: GM
Age: 34
Rating: 2600
Mateusz Bartel is 4-time Polish Champion, 2010 Chess Olympiad individual gold medalist and 2015 European Championship bronze medalist.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Jiří Štoček

Title: GM
Age: 41
Rating: 2592
Jiří Štoček is a Czech chess grandmaster, 2011 Czech Chess Champion, and 2005 Rapid Chess Champion of Czech Republic.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Ju Wenjun

Title: GM
Age: 28
Rating: 2580
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.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Jan Krejčí

Title: GM
Age: 26
Rating: 2570
Jan Krejčí is a Czech chess grandmaster, 5th ranked chess player in Czech Republic, and 2017 Pardubice Open winner.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Peter Michalík

Title: GM
Age: 28
Rating: 2565
Peter Michalík is a Slovakian Grandmaster, 5-time Champion of Slovakia in youth categories, and 2017 European Blitz Chess Championship bronze medalist.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Thai Dai Van Nguyen

Title: GM
Age: 17
Rating: 2546
Thai Dai Van Nguyen is the youngest Czech Grandmaster, 2013 European Youth bronze medalist and winner of 2017 First Saturday Grandmaster tournament.

Author: Vladimír Jagr
Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu

Title: GM
Age: 13
Rating: 2532
Praggnanandhaa is a chess prodigy, third youngest Grandmaster in history and 2013 and 2015 World Youth Chess Champion.

Author: Vladimír Jagr