LIst of world champions

comradedew

1.Wilhelm Steinitz  - USA - 1886 - 1894

2.Emanuel Lasker- Germany - 1894-1921

3.Jose Raul Capablanca- Cuba - 1921 - 1927

4.Alexander Alekhine - France - 1927-1935

5.Max Euwe - Dutch(netherlands?) - 1935-1937

6.Alrxander Alekhine - France - 1937 - 1946

7.Mikhail Botvinnik - Russia - 1948-1957

8.Mikhail Tal - Latvia - 1960-1961

9.Mikhail Botnivik - Russia - 1961-1963

10.Tigran Petrosian - Armenia - 1963-1969

11.Boris Spassky - Russia - 1969-1972

12.Robert J Fischer - USA - 1972-1975

13.Anatoly Karpov - Russia - 1975-1985

14.Garry Kasparov - Russia - 1985-1993

15.Anatoly Karpov - Russia 1993-1999

16.Alexander Khalifman - Russia - 1999-2000

17.Viswanathan Anand - India - 2000-2002

18.Ruslan Ponomariov - Ukraine - 2002-2004

19.Rustam Kasimdzhanov - Uzbekistan - 2004-2005

20.Veselin Topalov - Bulgaria - 2005-2006

21.Vladimir Kramnik - Russia - 2006-2007

22.Viswanathan Anand - India - 2007 -2008

 

Female World Championship

1.Vera Menchik - Czehslovakia - 1927-1944

2.Lyudmila Rudenko - Soviet Union - 1950-1953

3.Elisabeth Bykova - Soviet union -1953-1956

4.Olga Rubtsova - Soviet union - 1956-1958

5.Nona Gaprindashvili - Soviet Union-1962-1978

6.Maya Chiburdanidze - Soviet Union-1978-1991

7.Xie Jun - China - 1991-1996

8.Susan Polgar -Hungary/USA - 1996-1999

9Xie Jun - China - 1999-2001

10.Zhu Chen - China - 2001-2004

11.Antoaneta Stefanova - Bulgaria - 2004-2006

12.Xu Yuhua - China - 2006-2008

13.Alexendra Kostenjuk - Russia - 2008

 

Got the list off a local book

raul72

I read somewhere that when chessplayers get together and start naming world champions, the name most often left off the list is Vasily Smyslov! Guess what---YOU LEFT HIM OFF YOUR LIST!Laughing

AngeloPardi

And I don't agree with the end of your list : Kasparov didn't loose in 1993, but beat the winner of candidate matches Nigel Short.
So your list should be :

FIDE world champion :

15.Anatoly Karpov - Russia 1993-1999

16.Alexander Khalifman - Russia - 1999-2000

17.Viswanathan Anand - India - 2000-2002

18.Ruslan Ponomariov - Ukraine - 2002-2004

19.Rustam Kasimdzhanov - Uzbekistan - 2004-2005

20.Veselin Topalov - Bulgaria - 2005-2006

Classic world chapion :
14. Garry Kasparov - Russia - 1985-2000

15. Vladimir Kramnik - Russia - 2000-2007

16. Viswanathan Anand - India - current world champion

SebLeb0210

Steinitz is not American lol he is from Austria.

TheOldReb
WILHELM STEINITZ
(born May-17-1836, died Aug-12-1900) Austria (citizen of United States of America)

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Wilhelm Steinitz was the first official World Champion of chess.

Background 

The last of thirteen sons of a hardware retailer, he was born in Prague in what was then the Kingdom of Bohemia within the Austrian Empire and which is now within the Czech republic. Like his father he was a Talmudic scholar, but then he left to study mathematics in the Vienna Polytechnic. He eventually dropped out of the Polytechnic to play chess professionally. Soon after he played in the London tournament of 1862, settling in London for over twenty years and making his living at the London Chess Club. He emigrated to the USA in 1883, taking out US citizenship, living in New York for the rest of his life, and changing his first name to “William”.

TheOldReb

I don't really think Americans can claim him but he did become an American citizen in the last years of his life . I consider him Austrian myself. 

TheOldReb

FIDE world champions 1948–1993[change]

Long matches, initially best of 24 games.

#NameYearCountry
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

skakmadurinn

Funny how this thread voke up after very long sleep

misayan07

Very, very long

ninikkk
so boring
thomas31408

You forgot about Smyslov! But other than that I think it is good.

Art0fArcane
All those soviets and Russians.
Stronk Soviet mind.
Erez_Shmerling

I like Anatoly Karpov.

chessPlatypus01

meanwhile carlson