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Defending champion Challenger
Mikhail Botvinnik Mikhail Tal
8½/21 12½/21
Born 17 August 1911

48 years old

Born 9 November 1936

23 years old

The 1960 World Chess Championship was a match between Mikhail Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal. Tal won the match, however he lost the rematch in 1961.

World Chess Championships
1960 World Chess Championship · 1972 World Championship Match · The World Championship 2007 · The World Championship 2009 · World Chess Championship 2021
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