The World Chess Championship is an event used to determine the world champion in chess games. The event allows both eligible men and women to compete for the title. There is also a separate event for women, where players vie for the title of Womens Chess Champion. For several years, the World Chess Championship has produced a number of World Champions.
Birth of the Championship
Although it was believed that the official world championship was held in the year 1886, where two leading players of chess played a match, those events were held in an informal basis. It was not until the year 1943 when the FIDE, an international chess organization, started administering world championships.
Going back in 1886, there were several unofficial champions that started with Wilhelm Steinitz; Wilhelm competed against Johannes Zukertort. However, there were other several players who were regarded as the strongest and most famous in the world that extends back hundreds of years beyond the two. More so, these players were also considered as the world champions during their time and include Ruy Lopez de Segura, Paolo Boi, Leonardo da Cutri, Alessandro Salvio and Gioachino...