Chess World Champions

Name all the world champions of chess - including both FIDE and PCA champions during the split title years (1993-2006) and the five players from the pre-championship era whom Garry Kasparov considers "de facto champions"
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Last updated: April 19, 2016
First submittedApril 10, 2016
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1747-1795
François-André Philidor
1824-1840
Louis Charles de La Bourdonnais
1843-1851
Howard Staunton
1851-1858
Adolf Anderssen
1858-1861
Paul Morphy
1861-1866
Adolf Anderssen
1866-1894
Wilhelm Steinitz
1894–1921
Emanuel Lasker
1921–1927
José Raúl Capablanca
1927–1935
Alexander Alekhine
1935–1937
Max Euwe
1937–1946
Alexander Alekhine
1948–1957
Mikhail Botvinnik
1957–1958
Vasily Smyslov
1958–1960
Mikhail Botvinnik
1960–1961
Mikhail Tal
1961–1963
Mikhail Botvinnik
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1963–1969
Tigran Petrosian
1969–1972
Boris Spassky
1972–1975
Bobby Fischer
1975–1985
Anatoly Karpov
1985–1993
Garry Kasparov
FIDE 1993–1999
Anatoly Karpov
FIDE 1999–2000
Alexander Khalifman
FIDE 2000–2002
Viswanathan Anand
FIDE 2002–2004
Ruslan Ponomariov
FIDE 2004–2005
Rustam Kasimdzhanov
FIDE 2005-2006
Veselin Topalov
PCA 1993–2000
Garry Kasparov
PCA 2000–2006
Vladimir Kramnik
2006–2007
Vladimir Kramnik
2007–2013
Viswanathan Anand
2013-present
Magnus Carlsen
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