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Can you name the famous chess players whose surnames start with the given letters of the alphabet (A-Z)?

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AGerman master, mid 19th century's leading player, known for sacrifical play and his Immortal Game.
BSoviet and Russian three time world champion, later mentor to Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik.
CCuban world champion, one of the all-time greats, renowned for exceptional endgame mastery.
DFrench chess player, the dominant player of his time, seen as unofficial world champion 1800-20.
EDutch world champion who placed great emphasis on logical approach to chess and opening theory.
FAmerican chess prodigy and world champion, later in life became a loner and a controversial figure.
GItalian 17th century chess player and writer who recorded some of the earliest chess games known.
HChinese chess prodigy, youngest women's world champion as well as youngest female GM ever.
ISerbian grandmaster, the first world junior champion, a world championship candidate.
JPolish master with numerous scalps over his top contemporaries, lost the 1910 world championship.
KIlliterate manservant from British India, one of the strongest players during his 5-year long career.
LThis Dane was one of the best Westerners during the Soviet dominance in mid to late 20th century.
MAmerican chess prodigy and unofficial world champion, retired young after a brilliant career.
NFierce, imaginative and attacking Soviet player, five time Russian champion, never a grandmaster.
OEstonian GM and four time Olympiad participant, battled with depression and finally took his life.
PWorld champion from 1963 to 1969, known for his seemingly impenetrable defensive playing style.
QArgentinian grandmaster, six times an Olympiad and once an Interzonal tournament participant.
RAustro-Hungarian and later Czechoslovak chess player, belonged to the hypermodernists.
SFirst ever world champion, long-time world's no. 1, unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.
TA creative genius, this Latvian world champion is perhaps the greatest attacking player ever.
UProminent German grandmaster and accountant by profession, East Germany's greatest player.
VSlovenian electrical engineer and top-class chess player, belonged to the top 10 in 1910s and 1920s.
WWith a rating of 2751 China's highest-ever rated player, reached the no. 9 spot in the world in 2010.
XWomen's world champion from 2006 to 2008, China's third women's world champion.
YRussian grandmaster and chess writer, 3 time semi-finalist of the Candidates tournament.
ZRussian grandmaster, famous for his game nicknamed The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee.

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