Award Winners Chess Oscar Winners List

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List of Chess Oscar winners from every year the award has been given out. All Chess Oscar winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Chess Oscar award are listed along with photos for every Chess Oscar winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Chess Oscar award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Chess Oscar are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Chess Oscar winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Chess Oscar winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Chess Oscar winners of all time. Anybody who won the Chess Oscar usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Chess Oscar-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Chess Oscar, so most of the famous Chess Oscar winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Chess Oscar?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. Items include everything from Viktor Korchnoi to Bent Larsen. (9 items)
Anatoly Karpov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chess Oscar Winners List
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Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov, PhD is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. He played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. He held the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules. For his decades-long standing among the world's elite, Karpov is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time. His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his ...more on Wikipedia

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Bent Larsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chess Oscar Winners List
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Bent Larsen

Jørgen Bent Larsen was a Danish chess Grandmaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union's dominance in chess. He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the emergence of Magnus Carlsen. Larsen was a six time Danish Champion and a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on four occasions, reaching the semifinal three times. He had multiple wins over all seven World Champions who held the title from 1948 to 1985: Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, and ...more on Wikipedia

Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chess Oscar Winners List
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Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess prodigy, grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time. At age 13 Fischer won a "brilliancy" that became known as The Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, Fischer played in eight United States Championships, winning each one by at least a one-point margin. At age 15, Fischer became both the youngest grandmaster up to that time and the youngest candidate for the World Championship. At age 20, Fischer won the 1963–64 U.S. Championship with 11/11, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games remains a revered work in chess ...more on Wikipedia

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Boris Spassky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chess Oscar Winners List
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Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky is a Russian, formerly French, formerly Soviet chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. He is known as one of the greatest living chess players, and is the oldest living world champion. Spassky won the Soviet Chess Championship twice outright, and twice lost in playoffs, after tying for first place during the event proper. He was a World Chess Championship candidate on seven occasions. Spassky defeated Tigran Petrosian in 1969 to become World Champion, then lost the title in the Fischer–Spassky match in 1972. ...more on Wikipedia