Chess has long become an integral part of the life of many people from different parts of our planet. Someone deals with them professionally, and someone plays for the plesure. However, in every sport there are leaders whose names have gone down in history and chess is no exception. Despite the fact that chess is quite an ancient game, the world championships were held only 135 years ago, and as of 2021 there are 16 absolute world champions. The point is that many “chess kings” have held their title for many years.
As in any family, so in a chess family, there are disagreements. In the period from 1993 to 2006. 2 international organizations functioned in the world, each of which held its own world championship. Therefore, the players who won during this period of time became world champions according to the FIDE version or according to the PCA version.
We offer you a list of the absolute world chess champions among men for the period 1886 to 2021.
1.Wilhelm Steinitz, 1886-1894
2.Emanuel Lasker, 1894-1921
3.Jose Raul Capablanca, 1921-1927
4.Alexander Alekhine, 1927-1935, 1937-1946
5.Max Euwe, 1935-1937
6.Mikhail Botvinnik, 1948-1957, 1958-1960,1961-1963
7.Vasily Smyslov, 1957-1958
8.Mikhail Tal , 1960-1961
9.Tigran Petrosian, 1963-1969
10.Boris Spassky, 1969-1972
11.Bobby Fischer, 1972-1975
12.Anatoly Karpov, 1975-1985
13.Garry Kasparov, 1985-1993
14.Vladimir Kramnik, 2006-2007
15.Viswanathan Anand, 2007-2013
16.Magnus Carlsen, 2013 н.в.