Chess is the game of complete control of Mind over Concentration. To become a Grandmaster in chess there is no age limit but only involves the pure skills of Concentration. In the era of Outdoor Sports, Chess still holds a lot of fan following as it doesn’t sees age as a Bar to Succeed rather the mind. Be it a 10-year old guy or be it an 80-year old man. Be it male or female everyone can easily accept Chess as the part of their favorite indoor sport. Henceforth, we have bring some amazing content for all of you today.
In this article, we are to witness some of the world class chess players of all time.
Viswanathan Anand became the FIDE world champion between 2000 to 2002 . He was also the 15th undisputed champion from 2007 to 2013. Viswanathan Anand lost the Professional Chess Association world championship match in 1995 against Garry Kasparov and again lost to Anatoly Karpov in 1998 in the FIDE world championship match . Then he finally won the FIDE world championship in 2000.
Anand won the double round-robin world championship tournament in 2002 ahead of Grand Master Vladimir Kramnik and other world-class players and was crowned world champion. Viswanathan Anand defeated Kramnik in 2004 in a match and became the 15th undisputed world champion. He successfully defended his world title by defeating Veselin Topalov in 2010 and again in 2012 against Boris Gelfand. Anand lost to the World Champion Magnus Carlsen in 2014.
Viswanathan is undoubtedly the greatest Indian grandmaster of all time and has inspired millions of young chess players in India and around the world.
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Garry Kasparov was ruling the chess world when he was only 22 . He became the youngest undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985. Garry remained 1 chess player till his retirement in 2005.
He started playing chess at the age of 10 at Mikhail Botvinnik’s school for chess. Garry Kasparov participated into a professional tournament in 1980 and later he wo that tournament. In 1983, he became the 2nd ranked player in the world.
He participated for the World Title but got defeated by Karpovin the 48 game of the match. The next year, however, he successfully won the world title and defended it 3 for the three years.
Magnus Carlsen is the current world champion for all three time controls (standard, rapid and blitz). Carlsen became the youngest ever player in history of the game to reach the 2800-rating and on April 21, 2014, he reached his highest rating and the higest rating ever at 2889.
He has been the world number one since 2011 and has been dominating the game since then. In 2020, he completed a record steak of 120 undefeated games in standard time controls.
Magnus Carlsen became the world champion in 2013, defeating Indian chess giant Viswanathan Anand in 2013 . He became the second youngest ever to clinch the world title after Karpov. He has been successful in defending the world title three times – in 2014 Carlsen won the rematch against Anand, in 2016 he defeated GM Sergey Karjakin and in 2018 he defeated GM Fabiano Caruana.
Bobby Fischer became the 11th world champion . He is the first and only American to a world title. From 1970 to 1971 Fischer won 20 consecutive games against world-class opposition.
In 1972 Fischer defeated Spassky in the “Match of the Century” and clinched the title of world champion, despite starting the match with a 0-2 score after throwing away game one in a completely equal endgame and not even showing up for game two.
His style was unique, original and creative. He could attack and defend with the best of them, but he also showed a very deep and almost scary positional understanding. Fischer inspired multiple generations of chess players in the U.S. and around the world.
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Anatoly Karpov became the 12th world chess champion and ruled the chess world from 1975 to 1985 and was also the FIDE world champion from 1993 to 1999.
He became the world chess champion by default when Bobby Fischer withdrew his name in 1975 match because his demands weren’t met. Karpov defended his crown by defeating Viktor Korchnoi in 1978 and again in 1981. In 1984 Karpov would have his first meeting with Kasparov, and the chess world was changed forever.
In the first of five matches between the two legendary titans, the match was called early with Karpov leading five wins, three losses, and 40 draws. In 1985 Kasparov defeated Karpov and claimed the chess crown. They played again in 1986, 1987 and 1990 and when their matches were concluded their lifetime record in world championship matches was 19 wins for Karpov, 21 wins for Kasparov and 104 draws!
In 1993 Kasparov broke away from FIDE (creating the PCA), and Karpov became the FIDE world champion. Karpov defended his FIDE world champion title by defeating GM Jan Timman in 1993, GM Gata Kamsky in 1996 and Anand in 1998 (on tiebreaks). Karpov refused to play in the 1999 FIDE world championship tournament after FIDE changed their rules.
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