List of chess players
There have been a number of famous chess players; matches between some of these are famous even outside of the chess world. See also World chess champions.
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2 Female players
3 Famous people who were/are avid chess players
4 Also of note
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.