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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 ChampionsEdit

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

Years Champion Runner-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   Kochemasov, Andrey Leonidovich[35] Efendiyev, Enver Mikhailovich 

Ladies World ChampionsEdit

ICCF World CupEdit

Nr. Years Champion
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]
12E 2005-2007   Reinhardt Moll [57]
12P 2009-2013   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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1][2] History World Championship
  2. ^ World Championship 01 Final
  3. ^ World Championship 02 Final
  4. ^ World Championship 03 Final
  5. ^ World Championship 04 Final
  6. ^ World Championship 05 Final
  7. ^ World Championship 06 Final
  8. ^ World Championship 07 Final
  9. ^ World Championship 08 Final
  10. ^ World Championship 09 Final
  11. ^ World Championship 10 Final
  12. ^ World Championship 11 Final
  13. ^ World Championship 12 Final
  14. ^ World Championship 13 Final
  15. ^ World Championship 14 Final
  16. ^ World Championship 15 Final
  17. ^ World Championship 16 Final
  18. ^ World Championship 17 Final
  19. ^ World Championship 18 Final
  20. ^ World Championship 19 Final
  21. ^ World Championship 20 Final
  22. ^ World Championship 21 Final
  23. ^ World Championship 22 Final
  24. ^ Stephan, Ulrich, www.iccf.com
  25. ^ World Championship 23 Final
  26. ^ Šemrl, Marjan
  27. ^ World Championship 24 Final
  28. ^ Finocchiaro, Fabio
  29. ^ World Championship 25 Final
  30. ^ Langeveld, Ron
  31. ^ World Championship 26 Final
  32. ^ World Championship 27 Final
  33. ^ World Championship 28 Final
  34. ^ World Championship 29 Final
  35. ^ World Championship 30 Final
  36. ^ 01.WWCC
  37. ^ 02.WWCC
  38. ^ 03.WWCC
  39. ^ "04.WWCC".
  40. ^ "05.WWCC".
  41. ^ "06.WWCC".
  42. ^ "07.WWCC".
  43. ^ "08.WWCC".
  44. ^ "09.WWCC".
  45. ^ "10.WWCC".
  46. ^ 1. ICCF World Cup
  47. ^ 2. ICCF World Cup
  48. ^ 3. ICCF World Cup
  49. ^ 4. ICCF World Cup
  50. ^ 5A. ICCF World Cup
  51. ^ 5B. ICCF World Cup
  52. ^ 6. ICCF World Cup
  53. ^ 7. ICCF World Cup
  54. ^ 8. ICCF World Cup
  55. ^ 9. ICCF World Cup
  56. ^ 11. ICCF World Cup
  57. ^ 12E. ICCF World Cup
  58. ^ 12P. ICCF World Cup
  59. ^ 13. ICCF World Cup
  60. ^ 14. ICCF World Cup
  61. ^ 15. ICCF World Cup
  62. ^ 16. ICCF World Cup
  63. ^ 17. ICCF World Cup