The official world championship is generally regarded to have begun in 1886, when the two leading players in Europe, Wilhelm Steinitz and Johann Zukertort, played a match. From 1886 to 1946, the champion set the terms, requiring any challenger to raise a sizable stake and defeat the champion in a match in order to become the new world champion. From 1948 to 1993, the championship was administered by FIDE, the world Chess federation. In 1993, the reigning champion (Garry Kasparov) broke away from FIDE, leading to the creation of two rival championships. This situation remained until 2006, when the title was unified at the World Chess Championship 2006.
The current world champion is Viswanathan Anand, who won the World Chess Championship 2007 and successfully defended his title against former world champion Vladimir Kramnik in the World Chess Championship 2008, and again against the challenger Veselin Topalov in the World Chess Championship 2010. He will defend his title against challenger Boris Gelfand in the World Chess Championship 2012.
In addition, there is a separate event for women only, for the title of Women's World Champion, as well as separate competitions and titles for juniors (under 20 years of age), seniors (60+ for men, 50+ for women), and computers. Computers are barred from competing for the open title.
Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess champion who is famous for playing against chess playing robots.He is not known as the human chess machine.Jose Raul Capablanca was the chess champion who was known as the human chess machine.
Frank James Marshall (August 10, 1877 - November 9, 1944), was the U.S. Chess Champion from 1909-1936, and was one of the world's strongest chess players in the early part of the 20th century.
Chess is believed to have originated in the early 6th century
Alfred C. Klahre has written: 'Early chess in America' -- subject(s): Chess 'Chess potpourri' -- subject(s): Chess
No chess was first played in early indonesia. It was created around 300 B.C.
chaturanga is the early variati on of chess in ancient India
Study the games of former chess champions that preferred positional chess to combinational chess. Develop a sound set of opening moves. The first 5 to ten moves can almost be choreographed into a standard set of moves, keeping an eye out for the other player's responding moves. Remember the ABC's of the chess opening: Activate your pieces: get the real soldiers onto the battlefield early Barricade the King: Castle early Control the center: Move the central pawns up and cover them with the knights.
Some historians date the game of Chess as early as the 2nd century, originating from China
The precursors of chess originated inIndiaduring theGupta Empire,where its early form in the 6th century was known aschaturaṅga.
It is believed to have started around early 6th century