Hikaru Nakamura, the twice USA champion is called H-Bomb for his straight-out style of game. He is considered one of the best players of the world, particularly in blitz chess, where Nakamura is no. 1 of ICC (Internet Chess Club). He is virtually invincible in so-called Chess Pool where each player is given one minute of playing time.

   Loek van Vely was born on 7 October 1972 in Hoechst city of Netherlands. He reached his maximum rating of 2714 in October 2991. Van Vely was the champion of Netherlands six times in the period from 2000 to 2005. In 2001 he was in top ten of the strongest chess players of the world.
Ivan Sokolov's biography and achievements

   Ivan Sokolov is very well-known Grand Master who has quite serious results and achievements in his chess career. Today, Ivan Sokolov is treated as one of the very strong Grand Masters who is able to withstand any of the players belonging to "chess elite".
David Navara

   David Navara, a Grand Master from Prague, was born on 27 March 1985. His world rating on 14 April 2007 was 2720 and this made him the best player in the country.
David Howell young chess talent

   The youngest Grand Master in Great Britain, David Howell (he is 21) from Sussex, was granted this title at the age of 16. He was the youngest player in the world who beat the Grand Master playing for England National Team in 1999 (the beaten one was John Nunn).