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The Greatest Players

1. Paul Morphy

2. Garry Kasparov

3. Robert Fischer

4. Magnus Carlsen

5. Anatoly Karpov

6. Viswanathan Anand

7. Vladimir Kramnik

8. Jose Capablanca

9. Alexander Alekhine

10. Emanuel Lasker

11. Mikhail Botvinnik

12. Wilhelm Steinitz

13. Boris Spassky

14. Tigran Petrosian

15. Mikhail Tal

16. Vasily Smyslov

17. Machgielis Euwe

18. Adolf Anderssen

19. Howard Staunton

20. Louis De La Bourdonnais

21. Francois-Andre Philidor

22. Alexandre Deschapelles


  • 11 months ago


    Oh ok. In that case, I retract what I said about Morphy - he always let the ladies win at chess. Either he was fond of them, or it's because he was a perfect gentleman - but my money is on the first option! Kiss

  • 11 months ago


    He was also Fischers top choice. I like Capablanca because he had no weaknesses except for women

  • 11 months ago


    Not really. I put Morphy at the top because he beat every single person he ever played, making him the greatest in my opinion.

  • 11 months ago


    Are they in order of strength?

  • 12 months ago


    You're too kind. Most of these guys could probably give me knight odds and still win. Wink

  • 12 months ago


    What about the inventor of the Reverse Dutch - Breeze Attack ?

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