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WR Chess Masters 2023 • Dusseldorf
Ian  NepomniachtchiFIDE country falg
World3ELO2793

Ian
Nepomniachtchi

Grandmaster

World Champion, the ultimate title. In 2023, Ian Nepomniachtchi wants to seize his chance. Before the match, he tests his form at the WR Masters.

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Anish  GiriNetherlands country falg
World7ELO2780

Anish
Giri

Grandmaster

Very hard to beat, an established member of the elite for years. But there’s one discipline in which Anish Giri may be even better than in chess.

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Wesley SoUSA country falg
World8ELO2766

Wesley
So

Grandmaster

An established top 10 player, one of the best of chess superpower USA. If you want to win the WR Chess Masters, you have to get past Wesley So.

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Levon  AronianUSA country falg
World17ELO2736

Levon
Aronian

Grandmaster

Surprising ideas, always ready to add fuel to the fire. Aronian’s games must not be missed. He may also leave an impression with his clothing.

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Jan-Krzysztof DudaPoland country falg
World19ELO2729

Jan-Krzysztof
Duda

Grandmaster

The strongest Polish grandmaster, the youngest in a long line of Polish world Class players. World Championship Candidate in 2022.

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Gukesh DommarajuIndia country falg
World24ELO2718

Gukesh
Dommaraju

Grandmaster

The youngest, but not an outsider at all: Gukesh looks back at an incredible rise through the ranks since he became U12 World Champion in 2018.

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Nodirbek  AbdusattorovUzbekistan country falg
World31ELO2734

Nodirbek
Abdusattorov

Grandmaster

World Rapid Chess Champion 2021, winner of the Chess Olympiad 2022. “This is just the beginning,” says Nodirbek Abdusattorov.

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Vincent  KeymerGermany country falg
World43ELO2690

Vincent
Keymer

Grandmaster

What would be milestones for others were intermediate goals for Vincent Keymer. He has checked them off one by one. And he’s far from finished.

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Praggnanandhaa RameshbabuIndia country falg
World53ELO2690

Praggnanandhaa
Rameshbabu

Grandmaster

Part of the Indian wonderboy group, one of the outstanding teenagers preparing to knock on the door at the top.

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Andrey EsipenkoFIDE country falg
World60ELO2675

Andrey
Esipenko

Grandmaster

A rising star: Former U16 World Champion, the only teenager who managed to defeat Magnus Carlsen in a classical game.

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