All World Chess Champions 1886-2021. Viswanathan Anand, Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen

Winners of all World Chess Championships in 1886-2021 years.
Information about chess matches, scores, champions and runners-up.

Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Bobby Fischer, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Veselin Topalov

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  1. Anand is as old as kasparov why he play the world champion, he is 25 and kasparov is 32😢😢😢

  2. So Lasker holds the record of longest chess world champion with 27 years

  3. Like 24 world champions, plus morphy and a few others who were just as good.
    Ok, so i think hikaru nakamura is as good as one, as he is already WC in fisher random and in blitz.
    So i'd say there have been like about 50 WC's or equivalent, and nakamura is one of the top 50 in history!
    And he teaches ALL of us almost as good as one on one, in his live streaming. And if you listen to him carefully, he gives out all the secrets!

  4. An absolute masterpiece! Now that Ding has been included in the history book, I’m very excited to see where Chess will be going with its recent popularity amongst younger players!

  5. You should update as of 2023 as the world chess championship finished.

  6. Y Ding el siguiente, wow ni el se lo creé que fuera tan rápido. Se lo merece el chino.

  7. Excellent video showing the few individuals who have managed to etch their names in history. Good job !

  8. What was PCA v FIDE? Didn't know there was a breakaway.

  9. Пока СССР был жив – это,такое ощущение,что было соревнования внутри одной страны…Браво!!!

  10. So how many of you have never heard of Ruslan Ponomariov (like me)? 😡

  11. Thank you for this SUPERB historical rendering of chess' champions through the ages! Among other things it should remind chess aficionados of the consistent brilliance of champions such as Emanuel Lasker, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Karpov & Magnus Carlsen. Nonetheless, they are only a few centimeters ahead of 3 of my favorites, Morphy, Capablanca & Tal.

  12. USSR/Russian players tried to beat each other. So much depth.

  13. One curious thing is that Mikhail Botvinnik never won a match as world champion.

  14. STEINITZ was not a US champion. The only US World Champion till 2023 was Robert James Fischer.

  15. Morphy was better than Steinitz and Chigorin but never played for a world championship

  16. Vishy,Tal,Fischer, Kasparov,Hikaru and Magnus❤❤

  17. In the first match, wasn't Steinitz defending Champion (due to his match win over Anderssen in 1866) and Zukertort the Challenger? The World Champion has always been decided by match play, not by tournament play, so the win in the London 1882 tournament didn't make Zukertort "defending Champion".

  18. Thank you. Quite good job. But why so fast?
    Ok. pause Button, I know. But doing this all 4 seconds nerves a little bit.

  19. Chess champoins often capitalised by the USSR.
    Well, not now, though.

  20. One thing you have to concede: despite all the nonsense with FIDE and whatnot, the World Chess Champions gallery represents accurately the best players of their time.

  21. Great video. Such rich & wonderful history! Thank you!

  22. And then comes Magnus Carlsen,Ladies and Gentlemen!💯

  23. Hey, dudes, ELO rating has little to do with the title of World Champion. Opponents in the Match for the title of World Champion are determined by a series of zonal, interzonal and qualification tournaments, according to FIDE rules.Sometimes the current world champion has a lower ELO coefficient than some international great masters. So what ?

  24. Most people don't count the FIDE champions from 93-06. It goes Kasparov- Kramnik, etc.

  25. I forgot how close the Kasparov/Karpov rivalry was. While Kasparov undoubtedly was the better of the two, he never really dominated his rival.

    Also while Carlsen is clearly superhuman at Blitz, many forget how many of his duels at longer time controls were super close and massive drawfests.

  26. Facts

    Some Fischer facts

    Born: March 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois

    Died: January 17, 2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Learned the rules of chess at age 6!: 1949

    First recorded tournament game: July 1955

    International Grandmaster title: 1958

    U.S. Champion eight times in eight attempts!: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966

    Winner of: every tournament and match in which he participated from December, 1962 through World Championship match 1972 with the exceptions of Capablanca Memorial, 1965, (2nd place – ½ point behind Smyslov), and Piatigorsky Cup, 1966, (2nd place – ½ point behind Spassky).

    Bobby Fischer’s tournament and match results: 415 wins, 248 draws and 85 losses out of 748 games played from 1955 through 1992 for a performance average of .721 or 72.1%

    Fischer’s highest achieved rating: 2785 ELO.

  27. Damn, how long did it take you to edit this masterpiece?

  28. Another impressive thing to look in this video is how flags changed a lot through time.

  29. Emanuel Lasker was way ahead of his time

  30. there was a lot of dodgy stuff going on in russian chess after the war. from a number of sources. all the ones held in the USSR. they were dominant !!

  31. Aún así es difícil créer quien fué el mejor de todos los tiempos!! Pues lo que parece ser es que va aumentando el nivel de estrategia y agresividad por el paso del tiempo pero igualmente campeónes de antaño cómo capablanca hubiese Sido difícil saber quién hubiese ganado con los actuales incluso los hubiese metido en problemas!!!

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