FIDE world champions 1948–1993

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FIDE world champions 1948–1993

Long matches, initially best of 24 games.

#

Name

Year

Country

6

Mikhail Botvinnik

1948–1957
1958–1960
1961–1963

 Soviet Union (Russia)

7

Vasily Smyslov

1957–1958

 Soviet Union (Russia)

8

Mikhail Tal

1960–1961

 Soviet Union (Latvia)

9

Tigran Petrosian

1963–1969

 Soviet Union (Armenia)

10

Boris Spassky

1969–1972

 Soviet Union (Russia)

11

Robert J. Fischer

1972–1975

United States

12

Anatoly Karpov

1975–1985

 Soviet Union (Russia)

13

Garry Kasparov

1985–1993

 Soviet Union
 Russia