Players
  Fabiano Caruana

Born 30 July 1992 FIDE rating 2804 (May 2016)

  USA

 
Anish Giri

Born 28 June 1994 FIDE rating 2782 (May 2016)

  Netherlands
Sergey Karjakin

Born 12 January 1990 FIDE rating 2773 (May 2016)

  Russia 

Pavel Eljanov 

Born 10 May 1983 FIDE rating 2750 (May 2016)

  Ukraine 

Pentala Harikrishna

Born 10 May 1986 FIDE rating 2763 (May 2016)

  India

Shakhriyar Mammadyarov

Born in 12 April 1985 FIDE rating 2748 (May 2016)

  Azerbaijan
Teimour Radjabov

Born in 12 March 1987 FIDE rating 2726 (May 2016)

  Azerbaijan
Eltaj Safarli

Born 18 May 1992 FIDE rating 2674 (May 2016)

  Azerbaijan
Hou Yifan

Born 27 February 1994 FIDE rating 2663 (May 2016)

  China

Rauf Mammadov 

Born 26 April 1988 FIDE rating 2655 (May 2016)

  Azerbaijan