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GM Vladimir Kramnik
Born 1975 in Tuapse/Russia
Grandmaster 1992
Peak Elo rating: 2811
Actual Elo rating: 2811 and #4 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2000-2007
Chess Olympiad Gold Medal: 1992, 1994, 1996
The endgame virtuoso is one of the ten players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

GM Vladimir Kramnik
Born 1975 in Tuapse/Russia
Grandmaster 1992
Peak Elo rating: 2811
Actual Elo rating: 2811 and #4 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2000-2007
Chess Olympiad Gold Medal: 1992, 1994, 1996

The endgame virtuoso is one of the ten players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

GM Vladimir Kramnik
 
Born 1975 in Tuapse/Russia
Grandmaster 1992
Peak Elo rating: 2811
Actual Elo rating: 2811 and #4 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2000-2007
Chess Olympiad Gold Medal: 1992, 1994, 1996
 
Notable tournament victories:
Dortmund (10 times-winner!) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
Dos Hermanas 1996, 1997
Tilburg 1997
Wijk aan Zee 1998
Linares 2000, 2003, 2004
Moscow 2007
Tal Memorial 2009
Grand Slam Chess Final (Bilbao) 2010
Chess World Cup (Norway) 2013

The endgame virtuoso is one of the ten players in chess history
to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

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GM Hikaru Nakamura
Born 1987 in Hirakata, Japan
Grandmaster since 2003
Peak Elo rating: 2816
Actual Elo rating: 2793 and #6 on the current World ranking list
US Champion: 2005, 2009, 2012
Chess Olympiad: Gold Medal with US team 2016
The "H-Bomb" is one of the ten players in chess history
to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

GM Hikaru Nakamura
Born 1987 in Hirakata, Japan
Grandmaster since 2003
Peak Elo rating: 2816
Actual Elo rating: 2793 and #6 on the current World ranking list
US Champion: 2005, 2009, 2012
World Team Championship: Gold Medal board 1, 2010
Chess Olympiad: Gold Medal with US team 2016

The "H-Bomb" is one of the ten players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

GM Hikaru Nakamura
 
Born 1987 in Hirakata, Japan
Grandmaster since 2003
Peak Elo rating: 2816
Actual Elo rating: 2793 and #6 on the current World ranking list
US Champion: 2005, 2009, 2012
Chess Olympiad: Gold Medal with US team 2016
 
Notable tournament victories:
Gibraltar 2008, 2015 and 2016
Linares 2000, 2003, 2004
Moscow 2007
Tal Memorial 2009
Grand Slam Chess Final (Bilbao) 2010
Chess World Cup (Norway) 2013
Wijk aan Zee 2011
Khanty-Mansiysk 2015
Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 and 2016
US chamiponship 2015
 
The "H-Bomb" is one of the ten players in chess history
to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

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GM Viswanathan Anand
Born 1969 in Chennai/India
Grandmaster since 1988
Peak Elo rating: 2817
Actual Elo rating: 2786 and #7 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2007-2013
World Champion (FIDE) 2000-2002
FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion 2003

GM Viswanathan Anand
Born 1969 in Chennai/India
Grandmaster since 1988
Peak Elo rating: 2817
Actual Elo rating: 2786 and #7 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2007-2013
World Champion (FIDE) 2000-2002
FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion 2003
The "Tiger from Madras" is one of the ten players in chess history to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

GM Viswanathan Anand
 
Born 1969 in Chennai/India
Grandmaster since 1988
Peak Elo rating: 2817
Actual Elo rating: 2786 and #7 on the current World ranking list
World Champion 2007-2013
World Champion (FIDE) 2000-2002
FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion 2003
 
Notable tournament victories:
Hoogovenstoernooi 1989
Dortmund 1996, 2000, 2004
Dos Hermanas 1997
Wijk aan Zee 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006
Linares 1998
Morelia/Linares 2007, 2008
Candidates Tournament Chanty-Mansijsk 2014
Chess Masters Final (Bilbao) 2014
World Cup (Norway) 2013
Leon Chess Masters 2016
 
The "Tiger from Madras" is one of the ten players in chess history
to cross the 2800 Elo barrier.

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GM Boris Gelfand
Born 1968 in Minsk/Belarussia
Grandmaster since 1989
Peak Elo rating: 2777
Actual Elo rating: 2724 and #30 on the current world ranking list
Vice World Champion: 2012
Vice World Junior Champion: 1988 (tied first place)

GM Boris Gelfand
Born 1968 in Minsk/Belarussia
Grandmaster since 1989
Peak Elo rating: 2777
Actual Elo rating: 2724 and #30 on the current world ranking list
Vice World Champion: 2012
Vice World Junior Champion: 1988 (tied first place)

GM Boris Gelfand
 
Born 1968 in Minsk/Belarussia
Grandmaster since 1989
Peak Elo rating: 2777
Actual Elo rating: 2724 and #30 on the current world ranking list
Vice World Champion: 2012
Vice World Junior Champion: 1988 (tied first place)
 
Notable tournament victories:

Wijk aan Zee 1992
Moscow 1992
Biel Chess Festival 1993, 2005
Dos Hermanas 1994
Belgrade 1995
Tilburg 1996
Pamplona 2004
APC World Rapid Cup 2009
Chess World Cup 2009
London 2012
Tal Memorial 2013
Grand Prix Paris 2013
Fide Grand Prix Baku 2014

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GM Peter Svidler
Born 1976 in Leningrad, Russia
Grandmaster since 1994
Peak Elo rating: 2769
Actual Elo rating: 2747 and #19 on the current World ranking list

GM Peter Svidler
Born 1976 in Leningrad, Russia
Grandmaster since 1994
Peak Elo rating: 2769
Actual Elo rating: 2747 and #19 on the current World ranking list

GM Peter Svidler
 
Born 1976 in Leningrad, Russia
Grandmaster since 1994
Peak Elo rating: 2769
Actual Elo rating: 2747 and #19 on the current World ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
Chess Olympiad: Gold with Russia 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002
Tilburg: 1997
Dortmund: 1998
Chess960 World Champion: 2003
Gibraltar: 2008
Chess World-Cup: 2011

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GM Grigoriy Oparin
 
Born 1997 in Munich, Germany
Grandmaster since 2013
Peak Elo rating: 2626
Actual Elo rating: 2604 and #221 on the current world ranking list

GM Grigoriy Oparin
 
Born 1997 in Munich, Germany
Grandmaster since 2013
Peak Elo rating: 2626
Actual Elo rating: 2604 and #221 on the current world ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
 
World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad Gold Medal on board 2 2013
Russian Junior Championship 2014
Russian Higher League 2016
Nutcracker Tournament Moscow 2016

GM Grigoriy Oparin
 
Born 1997 in Munich, Germany
Grandmaster since 2013
Peak Elo rating: 2626
Actual Elo rating: 2604 and #221 on the current world ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
 
World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad: Gold Medal on board 2 2013
Russian Junior Championship: 2014
Russian Higher League: 2016
Nutcracker Tournament Moscow: 2016

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GM Yannick Pelletier
 
Born 1976 in Biel, Switzerland
Grandmaster since 2000
Peak Elo rating: 2624
Actual Elo rating: 2541 and #491 on the current World ranking list

GM Yannick Pelletier
 
Born 1976 in Biel, Switzerland
Grandmaster since 2000
Peak Elo rating: 2624
Actual Elo rating: 2541 and #491 on the current World ranking list
 
Pelletier became the third Swiss player to beat a reigning World Champion when he beat Magnus Carlsen in 2015

GM Yannick Pelletier
 
Born 1976 in Biel, Switzerland
Grandmaster since 2000
Peak Elo rating: 2624
Actual Elo rating: 2541 and #491 on the current World ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
Swiss Champion: 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2014
Zurich Christmas Open: 2001 and 2006 and tied 1st 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Cap d'Agde: 2012
 
Pelletier became the third Swiss player to beat a reigning World Champion when he beat Magnus Carlsen in 2015

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GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
 
Born 1990 in Brjansk, Russia
Grandmaster since 2007
Peak Elo rating: 2767
Actual Elo rating: 2751 and #16 on the current World ranking list

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
 
Born 1990 in Brjansk, Russia
Grandmaster since 2007
Peak Elo rating: 2767
Actual Elo rating: 2751 and #16 on the current World ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
World Champion U12 2002
European Champion 2010
Russian Champion 2010
Tal Memorial 2013 and 2016
Aeroflot Open 2008 and 2015

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi
 
Born 1990 in Brjansk, Russia
Grandmaster since 2007
Peak Elo rating: 2767
Actual Elo rating: 2751 and #16 on the current World ranking list
 
Notable tournament victories:
 
World Champion U12: 2002
European Champion: 2010
Russian Champion: 2010
Tal Memorial: 2013 and 2016
Aeroflot Open: 2008 and 2015

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