The first American World Chess Champion was Robert Fisher.
Wilhelm Steinitz of Austria was the first world chess champion.
The first Indian chess champion is/was Vishy Anand
Viswanathan Anand .
Wilhelm Steinitz, reigning from 1886 to 1894.
'Deep Blue' defeated chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in May of 1997 .
Viswanathan Anand became the first world chess champion in 2007. He defeated Russian opponent Vladimir Kramnik. He has won it in 2008 and will try to defend in again in 2010.
Bobby Fischer is an American chess player born on 9 March 1943. Fischer was the first American world chess champion and became as famous for his genius as he did for his personality quirks. He was known before becoming famous as being a reclusive figure and would commonly argue about trivial matters such as lighting during a chess game.
Jack Jonhson became the first African American boxing champion in 1908
John Arthur Johnson (Glaveston Giant) The first African American World Boxing Champion.