Greatest chess players of all time

Magnus Carlsen

Born in 1990, Carlsen is a chess grandmaster and current World Champion. He became a grandmaster at age 13 years, 148 days, which made him the third-youngest grandmaster in history.

Garry Kasparov

Kasparov is considered by many to be not only one of, but perhaps even the greatest chess player in history. Born in 1963 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Kasparov’s parents were both grandmasters in their own right. By age 10 he was already an international master and at 13 he earned his grandmaster title.

Bobby Fischer

Fischer is regarded as one of, if not the greatest chess player ever. A child prodigy, Fischer became an international sensation by taking part in both the 1963 and 1966 Interzonal tournaments, becoming a Grandmaster at 14 years old.

Vishy Anand

Vishy Anand, also known as madras king. He is only player at that time who become 5 times world champion. Vishy defeated Vaselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand to become world champion.

Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm Steinitz (December 30, 1836 – May 30, 1900) was an Austrian chess player who was officially ranked as World No. 1 from 1866 to 1894. Some historians contend that he was one of a few players who were considered to be world champions before there was a formal championship match or title awarded.

Anatoly Karpov

Karpov was consistently one of the strongest chess players in history, but it was his rivalry with fellow grandmaster Garry Kasparov that solidified his legacy. He won more chess games than any other player in history (365), and he also had more tournament victories than any other player for a three-decade span

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