Best players on the planet

maricheri
Nov 15, 2007, 12:00 AM |
3 | Chess Players

World Chess Champions
The best players on the planet - past and present

 

Unofficial
Louis-Charles de La Bourdonnais France 1834
Howard Staunton England 1843
Adolf Anderssen Germany 1851,1862
Paul Morphy USA 1858
William (Wilhelm) Steinitz Bohemia/England 1866,1872
Succession
William Steinitz Bohemia/USA 1886-1894
Emanuel Lasker Germany 1894-1921
Jose Raul Capablanca Cuba 1921-1927
Alexander Alekhine Russia/France 1927-1935
1937-1945
Max Euwe Netherlands 1935-1937
Mikhail Botvinnik USSR 1948-1957
1958-1960
1961-1963
Vasily Smyslov USSR 1957-1958
Mikhail Tal USSR 1960-1961
Tigran Petrosian USSR 1963-1969
Boris Spassky USSR 1969-1972
Robert Fischer USA 1972-1975
Anatoly Karpov USSR 1975-1985
Garry Kasparov USSR 1985-2000
Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2000-2006
FIDE
Anatoly Karpov Russia 1993-1998
Alexander Khalifman Russia 1999
Viswanathan Anand India 2000
Ruslan Ponomariov Ukraine 2002
Rustam Kasimdzhanov Uzbekistan 2004
Veselin Topalov Bulgaria 2005
FIDE (Unified Title)
Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2006-

Women
Vera Menchik Britain 1927-1944
Liudmila Rudenko USSR 1950-1953
Elizaveta Bikova USSR 1953-1956
1958-1962
Olga Rubtsova USSR 1956-1958
Nona Gaprindashvili USSR 1962-1978
Maya Chiburdanidze USSR 1978-1991
Xie Jun China 1991-1996
1999-2000
Zsusza (Susan) Polgar Hungary 1996-1999
Zhu Chen China 2001
Antoaneta Stefanova Bulgaria 2004
Xu Yuhua China 2006

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