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David Navara

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 33
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Rating: 2739 (Mar 2018)

David Navara is 8-time Czech Champion, 2015 European Individual Championship runner-up, and 2014 and 2018 European Blitz gold and bronze medalist.

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Richard Rapport

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 22
  • Country: Hungary
  • Rating: 2738 (Mar 2018)

Richard Rapport is 2008 European Youth Champion, 2013 European Rapid Chess Champion and 2017 Hungarian Chess Champion.

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Jan Krzysztof Duda

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 20
  • Country: Poland
  • Rating: 2731 (Mar 2018)

Jan-Krzysztof Duda is 2014 European Rapid Champion, 2014 European Blitz Championship runner-up, and 2018 Polish Chess Champion.

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Samuel Shankland

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 27
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: 2731 (Mar 2018)

Samuel Shankland is a current US Champion, double Olympic gold medalist, and American Continental Chess Champion.

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Harikrishna Pentala

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 32
  • Country: India
  • Rating: 2730 (Mar 2018)

Harikrishna Pentala is 2001 Commonwealth, 2004 World Junior and 2011 Asian Individual Champion, 2015 Isle of Man winner, and World Team, Asian Team and Asian Games medalist.

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Nikita Vitiugov

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 31
  • Country: Russia
  • Rating: 2726 (Mar 2018)

Nikita Vitiugov is 2006 World Junior Championship runner-up, 2013 Gibraltar Masters and 2017 Grenke Chess Open winner, and World Team Championship gold medalist.

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Radoslaw Wojtaszek

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 31
  • Country: Poland
  • Rating: 2722 (Mar 2018)

Radoslaw Wojtaszek is 3-time Polish Champion, 2008 European Rapid Champion, double European Individual Championship runner-up, winner of Dortmund 2017 and Isle of Man 2018.

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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 24
  • Country: India
  • Rating: 2711 (Mar 2018)

Vidit Gujrathi is 2008 World Youth Champion, 2013 World Junior Championship bronze medalist, and European Club Cup medalist for Nový Bor.

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Viktor Láznička

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 31
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Rating: 2670 (Mar 2018)

Viktor Láznička is Czech #2, 2010 World Open and 2010 Gyorgy Marx Memorial tournament winner, and 2006 Czech Chess Champion.

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Boris Gelfand

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Age: 50
  • Country: Israel
  • Rating: 2655 (Mar 2018)

Boris Gelfand is winner of many prestigious tournaments and runner-up of the 2012 World Championship Match against Anand which he lost by the closest margin in tiebreak.

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