World Chess Championship

* * World Chess Championship * *

The World Chess Championship (WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.

The official world championship is generally regarded to have begun in 1886, when the two leading players in Europe and the United States, Johann Zukertort and Wilhelm Steinitz respectively, played a match.

 

Year

Host Country

Host City

World Champion

Runner-up(s)

1993

Netherlands and Indonesia

Zwolle Arnhem Amsterdam  Jakarta

Anatoly Karpov

Jan Timman

1996

Russia

Elista

Anatoly Karpov

Gata Kamsky

1998

Netherlands and Switzerland

Groningen Lausanne

Anatoly Karpov

Viswanathan Anand

1999

United States

Las Vegas

Alexander Khalifman

Vladimir Akopian

2000

India and  Iran

New Delhi & Teheran

Viswanathan Anand

Alexei Shirov

2002

Russia

Moscow

Ruslan Ponomariov

Vassily Ivanchuk

2004

Libya

Tripoli

Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Michael Adams

2005

Argentina

Potrero de los Funes San Luis

Veselin Topalov

7 players

2006

Russia

Elista

Vladimir Kramnik

Veselin Topalov

2007

Mexico

Mexico City

Viswanathan Anand

7 players

2008

Germany

Bonn

Viswanathan Anand

Vladimir Kramnik

2010

Bulgaria

Sofia

Viswanathan Anand

Veselin Topalov

2012

Russia

Moscow

Viswanathan Anand

Boris Gelfand

2013

India

Chennai

Magnus Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand

 

 

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