WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS
Magnus Carlsen , a Norwegian chess grandmaster is the current world champion, bliz champion and rapid champion. Carlsen's style is universal, capable of handling all sorts of positions well.
Vladimir kramnik is a Russian chess grandmaster. His playing style is similar to Anatoly karpov. Kramnik is known for his endgame skills
Garry kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion. He held the peak rating of 2851 until Carlsen surpassed him in 2013. Kasparov was known for his attacking style of play, aggressive play in the opening and for his extensive preparation
Robert James Fischer was an American grandmaster and the eleventh world champion. He was known for his aggressive attacking style.
Boris spassky is a Russian grandmaster and the tenth world champion.Spassky played three world championship matches: he lost to Tigran petrosian, defeated Petrosian to become world championa and then lost to Bobby fischer in a famous match in 1972.
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was a soviet \ Armenian grandmaster. His nickname was the "iron tiger" because of his almost impenetrable defensive playing style.
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik was a Soviet and Russian grandmaster, The sixth world champion. Botvinnik was the first world-class player to develop within the Soviet Union.
Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal was a soviet Latvian grandmaster and the eighth world champion. Every game for him was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem and he earned the nickname "The Magician from Riga".
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov was a soviet and Russian grandmaster. Smyslov remained active and successful in competitive chess well after the age of sixty !!
Alexander Alekhine was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth world champion. Alekhine was one of the greatest attacking players , he was famous for his ability to see the potential for an attack and prepare for it in positions where others saw nothing.
Max euwe was a Dutch chess player and the fifth world champion. Max was the president of FIDE from 1970 to 1978
JOSÉ RAÚL CAPABLANCA
José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player. He was known for his endgame skills and speed of play.
Emanuel Lasker was a German chess player. He was the world champion for 27 years!! the longest reign of any officially recognized World Chess Champion in history.
William Steinitz was an Austrian \ American chess player. Steinitz played in the all-out attacking style of contemporaries like Anderssen, and then changed to the positional style with which he dominated competitive chess