World Champions - Intro

World Champions - Intro

bobobbob
bobobbob
Jul 11, 2009, 12:15 PM |
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World Champions are the best people to learn from. After all, they were the best in the world! In this series of blog posts I will start with Steinitz and end with Anand. I will provide a short biography and their best game. Fischer took this method, going over 100 games from each world champion! I will only provide 1-2 games, and hopefully you'll learn so much that I'll have to include you!Wink

 

Undisputed world champions 1886–1993

# Name Year Country Approx. Age
1 Wilhelm Steinitz 1886–1894  Austria-Hungary
 United States
50–58
2 Emanuel Lasker 1894–1921  Germany 26–52
3 José Raúl Capablanca 1921–1927  Cuba 33–39
4 Alexander Alekhine 1927–1935
1937–1946
 France
Flag of Russia Russian émigré
35–43
45–54
5 Max Euwe 1935–1937  Netherlands 34–36
6 Mikhail Botvinnik 1948–1957
1958–1960
1961–1963
 Soviet Union (Russia) 37–46
47–49
50–52
7 Vasily Smyslov 1957–1958  Soviet Union (Russia) 36
8 Mikhail Tal 1960–1961  Soviet Union (Latvia) 24
9 Tigran Petrosian 1963–1969  Soviet Union (Armenia) 34–40
10 Boris Spassky 1969–1972  Soviet Union (Russia) 32–35
11 Robert J. Fischer 1972–1975  United States 29–32
12 Anatoly Karpov 1975–1985  Soviet Union (Russia) 24–34
13 Garry Kasparov 1985–1993  Soviet Union
 Russia