World Chess Champions are players who have won a match or tournament for the World Championship at chess [Wikipedia].
There were many talented chess players in history, but only a few selected to be acknowledged with the title of World Chess Champion.
The phrase “Word champion” first emerged in 1845, but from the early 19th century, the idea of world chess champion was introduced. Ever since many chess players became Chess World Champions (some unofficially). Here is the classical list. Write to us if want your opinion to be heard .
Wilhelm Steinitz (1886-1894)
- Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921)
- Jose Raul Capablanca (1921-1927)
- Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935, 1937-1946)
- Max Euwe (1935-1937)
- Mikhail Botvinnik (1948-1957, 1958-1960, 1961-1963)
- Vasily Smyslov (1957-1958)
- Mikhail Tal (1960-1961)
- Tigran Petrosian (1963-1969)
- Boris Spassky (1969-1972)
- Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (1972-1975)
- Anatoly Karpov (1975-1985)
- Garry Kasparov (1985-2000)
- Vladimir Kramnik (2000-2007)
- Viswanathan Anand (2007-2013)
Magnus Carlsen (2013-current)