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Mikhail Chigorin Club
Compiled by philmsu
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Mikhail Chigorin Club is a list of all players who defeated a reigning classical world champion in a game with classical control.

Chigorin (January 20, 1889)
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg (December 15, 1890)
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1890 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 57 moves, 1-0

Von Bardeleben (August 9, 1895)
Von Bardeleben vs Lasker, 1895  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch (August 30, 1895)
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1895 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Blackburne (August 31, 1895)
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1895 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury (December 13, 1895)
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Janowski (July 31, 1896)
Janowski vs Lasker, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 71 moves, 1-0

Charousek (August 10, 1896)
Charousek vs Lasker, 1896 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Marshall (May 28, 1900)
Marshall vs Lasker, 1900 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Schlechter (May 12, 1904)
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein (February 18, 1909)
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Dus Chotimirsky (March 8, 1909)
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Bernstein (May 2, 1914)
O Bernstein vs Lasker, 1914 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1-0

Reti (March 22, 1924)
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Ilyin-Zhenevsky (November 18, 1925)
Capablanca vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Verlinsky (November 21, 1925)
Capablanca vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov (September 11, 1929)
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Mattison (July 23, 1931)
H Mattison vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Dake (August 27, 1932)
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Tartakower (June 13, 1933)
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 74 moves, 0-1

Van Hoorn (May 9, 1937)
P F van Hoorn vs Euwe, 1937 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal (August 7, 1937)
Euwe vs Lilienthal, 1937 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 71 moves, 0-1

Gauffin (August 10, 1937)
T Gauffin vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrov V.M. (April 24, 1938)
Petrov vs Alekhine, 1938 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 34 moves, 1-0

Fine (November 14, 1938)
Alekhine vs Fine, 1938 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 0-1

Opocensky (September 12, 1941)
Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1941 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Nielsen B. (September 19, 1941)
Alekhine vs Bjorn Nielsen, 1941 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 70 moves, 0-1

Junge (June 11, 1942)
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 0-1

Rellstab (September 17, 1942)
Rellstab vs Alekhine, 1942 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Bonet Polledo (July 13, 1945)
Alekhine vs A Bonet, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 0-1

Medina Garcia (July 20, 1945)
A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 84 moves, 1-0

Lopez Nunez (August 24, 1945)
Alekhine vs Lopez Nunez, 1945
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Lupi (January 7, 1946)
F Lupi vs Alekhine, 1946 
(C10) French, 48 moves, 1-0

Keres (May 16, 1948)
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

Bronstein (March 25, 1951)
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Kopilov (December 3, 1951)
Botvinnik vs N Kopilov, 1951 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Geller (December 7, 1951)
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1951 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Szily (March 15, 1952)
J Szily vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Taimanov (December 3, 1952)
Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1952 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 50 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky (June 29, 1955)
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

Filip (August 26, 1957)
Filip vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A14) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Dueckstein (October 2, 1958)
A Dueckstein vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 51 moves, 1-0

Penrose (November 8, 1960)
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Unzicker (June 25, 1961)
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann (September 29, 1962)
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Gligoric (July 3, 1963)
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi (August 13, 1963)
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1963 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Liberzon (December 6, 1964)
Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

Portisch (April 30, 1965)
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1965 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Larsen (July 27, 1966)
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Kudriashov (July 24, 1967)
A A Kudriashov vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Ivkov (November 30, 1968)
Ivkov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Andersson U. (August 28, 1975)
Karpov vs Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Torre E. (July 14, 1976)
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky (June 30, 1977)
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1977 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 0-1

Timman (March 3, 1978)
Timman vs Karpov, 1978 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Ivanov I.V. (July 11, 1979)
I Ivanov vs Karpov, 1979 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

Miles (January 20, 1980)
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Balashov (June 1, 1980)
Karpov vs Balashov, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 85 moves, 0-1

Ribli (July 3, 1980)
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Olafsson F. (November 1, 1980)
F Olafsson vs Karpov, 1980 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Hort (May 16, 1981)
Hort vs Karpov, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

Garcia Palermo (February 19, 1982)
C Garcia Palermo vs Karpov, 1982 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 57 moves, 1-0

Seirawan (April 27, 1982)
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic (June 5, 1982)
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1982 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

Azmaiparashvili (April 8, 1983)
Karpov vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Hartmann W. (August 6, 1983)
Karpov vs W Hartmann, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Short (December 1986)
Short vs Kasparov, 1986 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

Sokolov A. (October 11, 1988)
A Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1988 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 43 moves, 1-0

Yusupov (April 1, 1989)
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Gulko (February 27, 1990)
Gulko vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk (February 23, 1991)
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Kamsky (April 19, 1992)
Kamsky vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Huebner (April 23, 1992)
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Lautier (March 14, 1994)
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Shneider (November 19, 1994)
A Shneider vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Topalov (December 6, 1994)
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Piket (May 18, 1995)
Piket vs Kasparov, 1995 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

Svidler (October 4, 1997)
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sokolov I. (January 26, 1999)
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Morozevich (January 23, 2001)
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov (January 12, 2003)
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2003 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Shirov (January 16, 2003)
Shirov vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Van Wely (January 24, 2003)
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 49 moves, 1-0

Akopian (January 10, 2004)
V Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Adams (January 19, 2004)
Adams vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Leko (October 2, 2004)
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky (July 9, 2005)
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Bacrot (July 17, 2005)
Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2005 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 56 moves, 1-0

Bareev (December 24, 2005)
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Radjabov (January 12, 2008)
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 85 moves, 1-0

Aronian (February 16, 2008)
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

Nakamura (December 6, 2011)
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Tiviakov (April 14, 2012)
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Gelfand (May 20, 2012)
Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Wang Hao (January 27, 2013)
Wang Hao vs Anand, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Caruana (February 27, 2013)
Anand vs Caruana, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch (August 9, 2014)
Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Saric Ivan (August 12, 2014)
I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Wojtaszek (January 12, 2015)
Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 52 moves, 1-0

Hammer (June 25, 2015)
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2015 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

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