World chess champions

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 smile.

  • 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)

Delayed Gratification vs Trial session

Good teaching methodologies and understanding how children learn is key to raising a gifted and talented child.


People who are high achievers in life are those who learn to spend time practising and delaying gratification.


When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons and it needs time to build neuron connections. That is particularly true when we work with younger children. They need time to begin to enjoy a task or activity. That is why we do not follow any marketing gimmicks of offering one trial session. It is absolutely pointless if not dangerous pattern to offer children quick-fix solutions without putting in any hard work and learn to delay gratification.


Just one trial lesson does not give time to a child, teacher and parent to fully build a good working relationship or rapport.


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