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    Bobby Fischer

    • Born: Mar 9, 1943
    • Died: Jan 17, 2008 (Aged 64)
    • Peak Rating: 2785
    Robert James Fischer was a lone genius who took on and defeated the might of the Soviet chess machine, winning the World Championship in 1972
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    José Raúl Capablanca

    • Born: Nov 19, 1888
    • Died: Mar 8, 1942 (Aged 53)
    The third World Champion and perhaps the greatest natural talent chess has ever known
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    Tigran Petrosian

    • Born: Jun 17, 1929
    • Died: Aug 13, 1984 (Aged 55)
    The 9th World Champion, famous for being perhaps the hardest man to beat in world chess
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    Emanuel Lasker

    • Born: Dec 24, 1868
    • Died: Jan 11, 1941 (Aged 72)
    The second World Champion and a universal genius described by Albert Einstein as one of the most interesting people he knew
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    Mikhail Tal

    • Born: Nov 9, 1936
    • Died: Jun 27, 1992 (Aged 55)
    The 8th World Champion, nicknamed the "Magician from Riga", overwhelmed opponents with dazzling attacking chess
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    Vugar Gashimov

    • Born: Jul 24, 1986
    • Died: Jan 11, 2014 (Aged 27)
    • Peak Rating: 2761
    A wonderfully gifted and popular grandmaster who lost his battle against a brain tumour at the age of only 27
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    Alexander Alekhine

    • Born: Oct 31, 1892
    • Died: Mar 24, 1946 (Aged 53)
    The fourth World Champion was one of the game’s greatest attacking players
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    • World No. 1525

    Walter Browne

    • Born: Jan 10, 1949
    • Died: Jun 24, 2015 (Aged 66)
    • Peak Rating: 2590
    • Blitz Rating: 2448
    • Rapid Rating: 2428
    Grandmaster Walter S. Browne was a six-time U.S. Champion and a World Chess Hall of Famer.
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    Viktor Korchnoi

    • Born: Mar 23, 1931
    • Died: Jun 6, 2016 (Aged 85)
    • Peak Rating: 2695
    "Viktor the Terrible" is many people’s choice as the "strongest player never to become World Champion"
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    Wilhelm Steinitz

    • Born: May 14, 1836
    • Died: Aug 12, 1900 (Aged 64)
    The first undisputed World Champion and one of the first players to study rather than simply play chess
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