World Correspondence Chess Championship

The World Correspondence Chess Championship determines the World Champion in correspondence chess. Men and women of any age are eligible to contest the title. The official World Correspondence Chess Championship is managed by the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF).

The world championship comprises four stages: Preliminaries, Semi-Finals, Candidates' Tournament, and Final. ICCF tournament rules define which players can access each stage. The first-, second- and third-placed finishers from the previous Final, and the first- and second-placed finishers from the Candidates' Tournaments have access to the World Correspondence Chess Championship Final.

The ICCF also manages the Ladies World Correspondence Chess Championships, that comprises Semi-Finals and Final.

World Champions

Dates given are the period in which the final of the championship took place, as given on the ICCF website.[1]

YearsChampionRunner-up
01.1950-1953 Cecil Purdy[2]Harald Malmgrem
02.1956-1959 Viacheslav Ragozin[3]Lucius Endzelins
03.1959-1962 Albéric O'Kelly de Galway[4]Piotr Dubinin
04.1962-1965 Vladimir Zagorovsky[5]Georgy Borisenko
05.1965-1968 Hans Berliner[6]Jaroslav Hybl
06.1968-1971 Horst Rittner[7]Vladimir Zagorovsky
07.1972-1976 Yakov Estrin[8]Josef Boey
08.1975-1980 Jørn Sloth[9]Vladimir Zagorovsky
09.1977-1983 Tõnu Õim[10]Fritz Baumbach
10.1978-1984 Victor Palciauskas[11]Juan Morgado
11.1983-1989 Fritz Baumbach[12]Gennadi Nesis
12.1984-1991 Grigory Sanakoev[13]Josef Franzen
13.1989-1998 Mikhail Umansky[14]Eric Bang
14.1994-2000 Tõnu Õim[15]Ove Ekebjaerg
15.1996-2002 Gert Jan Timmerman[16]Joop van Oosterom
16.1999-2004 Tunç Hamarat[17]Rudolf Maliangkay
17.2002-2007 Ivar Bern[18]Wolfgang Rohde
18.2003-2005 Joop van Oosterom[19]Hans Elwert
19.2004-2007 Christophe Léotard[20]Frank Gerhardt
20.2004-2011 Pertti Lehikoinen[21]Stefan Winge
21.2005-2008 Joop van Oosterom[22]Alexander Ugge
22.2007-2010 Aleksandr Surenovich Dronov[23]Jürgen Bücker
23.2007-2010 Ulrich Stephan[24][25]Thomas Winckelmann
24.2009-2011 Marjan Šemrl[26][27]Hans-Dieter Wunderlich
25.2009-2013 Fabio Finocchiaro[28][29]Richard Hall
26.2010-2014 Ron Langeveld[30][31]Florin Serban
27.2011-2014 Aleksandr Surenovich Dronov[32]Matthias Kribben
28.2013-2016 Ing. Leonardo Ljubičić[33]Horacio Neto
29.2015-2018 Aleksandr Surenovich Dronov[34]Jacek Oskulski
30.2017-2019 Andrey Leonidovich Kochemasov[35]Enver Mikhailovich Efendiyev

Ladies World Champions

YearsChampionRunner-up
01.1968-1972 Olga Rubtsova [36]Gertrude Schoisswohl
02.1972-1977 Lora Jakovleva [37]Olga Rubtsova
03.1978-1984 Ljuba Kristol [38]Merike Rotova
04.1984-1992 Liudmila Belavenets [39]Nina Orlova
05.1993-1998 Ljuba Kristol [40]Ingrida Priedite
06.2000-2005 Alessandra Riegler [41]Maja Zelcic
07.2002-2006 Olga Mikhailovna Sukhareva [42]Mary Jones
08.2007-2010 Olga Mikhailovna Sukhareva [43]Marie Bazantová
09.2011-2014 Irina Vladimirovna Perevertkina [44]Maria Lisitcina
10.2014-2017 Irina Vladimirovna Perevertkina [45]Tetiana Moyseenko

ICCF World Cup

Nr.YearsChampion
01.1973-1977 Karl Maeder [46]
02.1977-1983 Gennadi Nesis [47]
03.1981-1986 Nikolai Rabinovich [48]
04.1984-1989 Albert Popov [49]
5A.1987-1994 Alexandr Frolov [50]
5B.1987-1994 Gert Timmerman [51]
06.1994-1999 Olita Rause [52]
07.1994-2001 Alexei Lepikhov [53]
08.1998-2002 Horst Staudler [54]
09.1998-2001 Edgar Prang [55]
10.2001-2008 Frank Schroder
11.2008-2011 Reinhardt Moll [56]
12E2005-2007 Reinhardt Moll [57]
12P2009-2013 Matthias Gleichmann [58]
13.2009-2012 Reinhardt Moll [59]
14.2009-2012 Reinhardt Moll [60]
15.2012-2015 Klemen Sivic [61]
16.2013-2016 Uwe Nogga [62]
17.2014-2017 Matthias Gleichmann [63]

See also

References

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