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List of chess players


This is a list of chess players. See also list of chess world championship matches.

Table of contents
1 Male players
2 Female players
3 Famous people who were/are avid chess players
4 Also of note

Male players

Female players

Famous people who were/are avid chess players

The people in this list are famous in other areas of activity, but are known to have played chess or maintain a current interest in chess.

Also of note

In 1997, the IBM chess playing computer Deep Blue was victorious in a match against then-world champion Garry Kasparov.

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