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 1. Ponomariov, Ruslan (Ukraine, 2738)

Date of birth: October 11th, 1983.

The 16th World Champion (2002).The Olympic Champion (2004) and World Champion (2001) as a member of the Ukrainian team. The Europe Vice-Champion (2001). The silver prize winner of the World Cup (2005). The winner of the tournaments: 2001 Kharkov; 2003 Leon; 2005 Pamplona, Odessa (rapid); Moscow (blitz).

 

The best rating 2743 (April the 1st, 2002).

 

 2. Ivanchuk, Vasiliy (Ukraine, 2731)

Date of birth: March 18th, 1969.

The World Vice-Champion (2002). The Europe Champion (2004). The Olympic Champion (2004), the World Champion (2001), the World Championship Silver Prize-Winner (1993) as a member of the Ukrainian team. The Olympic Champion (1988, 1990) and the World Champion (1989) as a member of the USSR team. The winner of the tournaments: 1989 Linares; 1990 Manila; 1991 Linares, 1992 Monaco, Dortmund, Madrid, 1994 Munich, Novgorod, Dortmund; 1995 Linares, Khorgen; 1996 Wijk aan See, Amsterdam, Novgorod; 1997 Belgrade; 1998 Monaco (blindfold + rapid), Elista; 2000 Lviv; 2003 Malme; 2004 Yerevan (Europe Championship, rapid); 2005 Havana, Barcelona.

 The best rating 2752 (July, the 1st, 2005)

 

 3. Grischuk, Alexander (Russia, 2719)

Date of birth: October 31rst, 1983.

The Olympic Champion (2000, 2002) and the World Champion (2005) as a member of the Russian team. The semifinalist of the FIDE World Championship (2000). The winner of the tournaments: 2000 Thorshavn; 2002 Moscow; 2004 Poikovsky, Mainz (rapid).

 

 

The best rating 2732 (July, the 1st, 2003).

 

 4. Shirov, Alexei (Spain, 2699)

Date of birth:  July 4th, 1972.

The contender for the World chess crown (1998). The World Champion among young men till 20 years (1990). The winner of the tournaments: 1990 - Stockholm; 1991 - London, Bille; 1992 - Reykjavik; 1993 - Munich, Buenos-Aires; 1995 - Leon; 1996 - Frankfurt (rapid); 1997 - -, Madrid; 1998 - Monaco (blindfold + rapid), Ostrava; 2000 - Monaco (blindfold + rapid); 2005 - Gibraltar, Tallinn; 2006 Poikovsky.

The best rating - 2751 (January the 1st, 2000).

 

 5. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (Azerbaijan, 2699)

Date of birth: April 12th 1985.

The multiple World Champion and Europe Champion among juniors (2001 - 2005). The winner of the tournaments: 2004 Dubai; 2005 Lausanne.

 

 

 

 

The best rating 2709 (January the 1st, 2006).

 

 6. Nisipeanu, Liviy-Dieter (Romania, 2695)

 Date of birth: August 1rst, 1976.

The Champion of Europe (2005). The semifinalist of the World Championship (1999). The Champion of Romania (1996). The winner of the tournaments: 1996 - Balaton; 1998 - Krynitsa; 2003 Saint-Vincent, Andorra; 2004 Huan-Doleo, Sant-Vinsent, Poona; 2005 Casta-del-Fels, Barcelona.

 

The best rating - 2707 (October the 1st, 2005).

 

 7. Rublevsky, Sergei (Russia, 2687)

Date of birth: October 15th 1974.

The Olympic Champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002), the World Champion (1997, 2005) and the Vice-Champion (2001) as a member of the Russian team. The Champion of Russia (1991, 2005). The winner of the tournaments: 1997 Polyanitsa-Zdruy; 2004 Moscow ('Aeroflot - open'); Poikovsky.

 

The best rating 2687 (April the 1st, 2006).

 

 8. Harikrishna, Pentala (India, 2680)

Date of birth May 10th, 1986.

The multiple prize-winner of the championships of India (2002-2005). The winner of  the tournaments: 2001 - Calcutta, Hastings; 2005 - Bermudas, Tyajzhan, Khoogeven.

 

 

 

The best rating - 2680 (April the 1st, 2006).

 

 9. Bologan, Viorel (Moldova, 2666)

Date of birth December 14th , 1971.

The winner of the tournaments: 1993 - Las Palmas, Ostrava; 1997 - New York; 1999 - Belfore; 2000 - Poikovsky; 2001 - Pamplona, Poikovsky; 2002 - Pamplona; 2003 - Dortmund.

 

 

 

The best rating - 2700 (April the 1st, 2005).

 

10 . Karjakin, Sergey (Ukraine, 2661)

Date of birth January 12th , 1990.

The youngest grandmaster in the history of chess. The Olympic Champion as a member of the Ukrainian team (2004). The multiple winner of the children and junior World and Europe Championships. The winner of the tournaments: 2001 - Alushta; 2002 - Alushta; 2005 - Wijk aan Zee(group B), Kirishi.

 

The best rating - 2661 (April the 1st, 2006).

 

11 . Volokitin, Andrei (Ukraine, 2660)

Date of birth June 18th , 1986.

The Olympic Champion as a member of the Ukrainian team (2004). The Champion (2004) and Vice-Champion of Ukraine (2001). The multiple Champion and the prize-winner of youth Championships of the World and Europe (1998-2000). The winner of the tournaments: 2002 - Saint Vincent; 2003 - Bermudas, Aurek, Utrecht (Blitz); 2005 - Lausanne, Bille.

 

The best rating - 2685 (January the 1st, 2005).

 

12 . Areshchenko, Alexander (Ukraine, 2660)

Date of birth: June 15th, 1986.

The Champion of Ukraine (2005). The World Champion among junior till 14 years (1990). The Champion of Europe till 18 years as a member of the Ukrainian team (2000, 2001). The winner of the tournaments: 2001 Nikolaev; 2002 Alushta; 2004 Groningen; 2005 Coventry, Orhus.

 

The best rating - 2670 (January the 1st, 2006).