34 ( +1 | -1 ) BernBern is a grandmaster from the iccf. That title is recognized by FIDE. Were he not a grandmaster he would have been awarded the title (I believe the top three in the wc finals are awarded the title - pssibly only the top two). Usually that doesn't matter anyway, because the top two or three almost always have the gm title beforehand.
37 ( +1 | -1 ) quote from W. SchonW. Schon is a world champion contender - one of the strongest chessplayers in the world - he studied in progress all the games of the championship in progress and was rooting for I. Bern because of his style of play. He congratulated Bern and Denmark and wrote -
"He was the only player who played his games with the heart, courage and creativity of a champion."
Pretty encouraging news is this era of computers and conservative play.
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Yesreally refreshing with the play of Ivar Bern and a fully deserved title to him. He is Norwegian though, just a little correction to nottop Denmark had Jorn Sloth as the 8th World Champion!
99 ( +1 | -1 ) Former World Champions in CCNo. Dates Champion Country
I 1950-53 Cecil John Seddon Purdy Australia II 1956-59 Viacheslav V. Ragozin USSR III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium IV 1962-65 Prof. Vladimir Pavlovich Zagorovsky USSR V 1965-68 Dr Hans Jack Berliner USA VI 1968-71 Horst Robert Rittner (East) Germany VII 1972-76 Yakov Borisovich Estrin USSR VIII 1975-80 Jørn Sloth Denmark IX 1977-83 Tõnu O. Õim USSR (Estonia) X 1978-84 Vytas Victor Palciauskas USA XI 1983-89 Dr Fritz Baumbach (East) Germany XII 1984-91 Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev Russia XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Markovich Umansky Russia XIV 1994-2000 Tõnu O. Õim Estonia XV 1996-2002 Gert Jan Timmerman The Netherlands XVI 1999-2004 Tunc Hamarat Austria XVII 2002-2006 Ivar Bern Norway XVIII 2003-2006 Joop J. van Oosterom The Netherlands