The Greatest

Here you will find information relating to the Greatest players of all time

World Champions    
Life dates   Dates as Champion
1836-1900 William Steinitz 1886-1894
1868-1941 Emmanuel Lasker 1894-1921
1888-1942 José Raoul Capablanca 1921-1927
1892-1946 Alexander Alekhine 1927-1935, 1937-1946
1901-1981 Machgielis Euwe 1935-1937
1911-1995 Mikhail Botvinnik 1948-57,1958-60, 1961-63
1921- Vasily Smyslov 1957-1958
1936-1992 Mikhail Tal 1960-1961
1929-1984 Tigran Petrosian 1963-1969
1937- Boris Spassky 1969-1972
1943- Bobby Fischer 1972-1975
1951- Anatoly Karpov 1975-1985
1963- Gary Kasparov 1985-