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World Chess Champions
Since 1886, there have been 16 officially recognized -- undisputed --world chess champions. How many can you name?
Also note that from 1993-2006 the championship was in dispute because of a split in the governing chess organization. Disputed champions are not listed.
Last updated: February 25, 2012
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February 25, 2012
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Jose Raul Capablanca
Aug 19, 2013
It demands full names (not just last names) when repeating Botvinnik and Alekhine.
Sep 21, 2017
Why? This is deeply silly. I am aware of no other quiz on Jetpunk which works this way, and it destroys the purpose of the quiz as a test of knowledge.
Jun 10, 2014
Great quiz, but perhaps you could update it to reflect the current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen. Also, I'm glad you ignored the "FIDE champions" of the period 1994--2006.
May 26, 2015
You're forgetting Magnus Carlsen.
Apr 3, 2017
Already noted, but it's unacceptable that you have to type the full name to get Alekhine's second reign and Botvinnik's second and third. Those shouldn't be scored separately (15 champions, but the quiz is out of 18) unless you convert the quiz to highlighted answers. Also, Carlsen.
Sep 21, 2017
Quite right Samguy. The quizsetter has ruined a potentially excellent quiz by introducing a preposterous rule.
Oct 27, 2017
During both of Alekhine's reigns, he was French so you should change his Federation.
Nov 26, 2017
I believe Steinitz, eventhouh born in Prague should be considered austrian, as he moved to Vienna. Furthermore, Prague was at the time austrian. E.g. you consider Botvinnik UdSSR and Kramnik Russia. The same should count for Kramnik
Oct 16, 2018
Good quiz now above problems fixed. But why can't I give it a rating?
Feb 14, 2019
Great quiz. I forgot about Smyslov, shame on me. I'd love to see some 'unofficial' world champions too, like Morphy, Philidor and Staunton, but of course it'll be a bit tricky because there's no clear way of deciding who should be included.
Apr 1, 2020
I am the only 'ChessPlayer' here ;)
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