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World Champion is the highest title possible to earn in Chess.

List of World ChampionsEdit

This list shows the person followed by when they held the title

  • Wilhelm Steinitz (1886 - 1894)
  • Emanuel Lasker (1894 - 1921)
  • Jose Capablanca (1921 - 1927)
  • Alexander Alekhine (1927 - 1935)
  • Max Euwe (1935 - 1937)
  • Mikhail Bovinnik (1948 - 1957)
  • Vassily Smyslov (1957 - 1958)
  • Mikhail Bovinnik (1958 - 1963)
  • Mikhail Tal (1960 - 61)
  • Tigran Petrosian (1963 - 1969)
  • Boris Spassky (1969 - 1972)
  • Bobby Fischer (1972 - 1975)
  • Anatoly Karpov (1975 - 1985)
  • Garry Kasparov (1985 - 2000)
  • Vladimir Kramnik (2000 - 2007)
  • Vishwanathan Anad (2007 - )

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