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World Champions pre-FIDE

Adriano_Man
Aug 31, 2012, 1:00 AM 1

World Champions pre-FIDE

These players are included on the basis of their winning matches against credible opponents. Champions are numbered from Steinitz onwards, because his match against Zukertort was publicly declared as a world championship, and generally accepted.[2][3]

Name

Year

Country

Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais

1821–1840

 France

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant

1840–1843

 France

Howard Staunton

1843–1851

 England

Adolf Anderssen

1851–1858
1862–1866

 Prussia

Paul Morphy

1858–1862

 United States

1. Wilhelm Steinitz

1886–1894

 Austria-Hungary
 England
 United States

2. Emanuel Lasker

1894–1921

 Germany

3. José Raúl Capablanca

1921–1927

 Cuba

4. Alexander Alekhine

1927–1935
1937–1946

Russia
 France

5. Max Euwe

1935–1937

 Netherlands

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