Gallery of Champions
Welcome to the Gallery of Champions. All of these players have left
the imprint of their unique styles on our chess culture. We invite
you to examine the character of their play. Decide for yourself what
it was that so inspired these artists to bring them to the top. Our
gallery includes the thirteen official world champions and two additions,
Paul Morphy at the beginning, and Deep Blue at the end. Both of these
warriors brought chess into a new era. And so we include them here
in our gallery as a testament to the rich cultural history of chess and
the infinity of possibilities that lie ahead.
To see their amazing games you need only click on the Games button below.
You must have a java-enabled browser to see these games. If you don't
have one, we recommend that you Get
It should take less than 30 seconds for the java program to load.
We recommend you first click on one of the portraits, and when the biography
has finished loading click on the games button so it will load while you
are reading the biography.
A Note on the Games: In many of the games the champions seem to
sacrifice much of their army. Don't try this at home kids.