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1. Steinitz 2. Lasker 3. Capablanca 4. Alekhine 5. Euwe
6. Botvinnik 7. Smyslov 8. Tal 9. Petrosian 10. Spassky
11. Fischer 12. Karpov 13. Kasparov 14. Kramnik 15. Anand
Vladimir KRAMNIK
Born: June 25, 1975 in Tuapse, Russia.
The 14-th World Champion (2000 - ...) in the history of Chess Championships, the International Grandmaster (1991). As part of the Russian combined team had repeatedly become the winner of the World Chess Olympiads (1992, 1994, 1996). The holder of the "Chess Oscar" prize (2000).
Kramnik
Vladimir learned to play chess from his father at the age of 5. At 16 Kramnik became the world's junior champion and in 1991, at age 17, he gained the title of Grandmaster.
In 1993 Kramnik started his struggle for the World Champion's title.
 
The year 2000, London. The World Championship match Kasparov - Kramnik.
There were 16 games scheduled for this duel, but it ended ahead of schedule - Kramnik won with the final score of 8.5 : 6.5 (+ 2, -0, = 13) and became the 14-th World Champion.
 
"The Kramnik's chess style - it's... the synthesis of Lasker's playing psychologism, Botwinnik's thorough opening preparation, and of Karpov's exceptional tenacity..." (G. Kasparov).