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World Chess Champions

Guess the names of the World Chess Champions from 1886 tournament up to 2020
Note: Undisputed, FIDE and PCA champions are counted
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Chess_Championships
Quiz by JoanSR
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Last updated: August 25, 2021
First submittedAugust 25, 2021
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Years
Undisputed
1886–1894
Steinitz
1894–1921
Lasker
1921–1927
Capablanca
1927–1935
Alekhine
1935–1937
Euwe
1937–1946
Alekhine
1948–1957
Botvinnik
1957–1958
Smyslov
1958–1960
Botvinnik
1960–1961
Tal
1961–1963
Botvinnik
1963–1969
Petrosian
1969–1972
Spassky
1972–1975
Fischer
1975–1985
Karpov
1985–1993
Kasparov
Years
PCA
1993–2000
Kasparov
2000–2006
Kramnik
Years
FIDE
1993–1999
Karpov
1999–2000
Khalifman
2000–2002
Anand
2002–2004
Ponomariov
2004–2005
Kasimdzhanov
2005–2006
Topalov
Years
Reunited
2006–2007
Kramnik
2007–2013
Anand
2013–present
Carlsen
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Level 82
Sep 17, 2022
The 1993 and 1995 championships were played under the PCA banner, but not 2000 (Braingames) or 2004 (Classical). The four non-FIDE world championships are retroactively known as the Classical World Chess Championships, and we referred to Kasparov and Kramnik as the "traditional champion" at the time. Either of those would be better than listing them as "PCA" champions.

Also, you can use "Undisputed" instead of "Reunited" after the split ended. That term might have made sense for the single championship between Topalov and Kramnik, but I don't think Carlsen (or his successors) thinks of himself as a "reunited" champion.

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Level 71
Sep 17, 2022
I was trying to honor the great chess champions and not go deeper on all the infighting and the drama that we already left behind. Chess speaks for itself.
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Level 84
Sep 17, 2022
What about Deep Blue?
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2022
Current rules do not allow machines to become world chess champions, I guess by the same reason that motorbikes are forbidden in track & running events. But I hope we can see AI tournaments someday.
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Level 57
Oct 28, 2022
First name?