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March Madness G.O.A.T. (Final 4)

Championship has started

March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck component to deciding who advances.  If 80% of fans pick player 1 and 20% of fans pick player 2, player 1 will have an 80% chance of advancing using a random number generator.

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Full Bracket on Google Drive.  Round 1.  Round 2.  Round 3.

Round 1 Upsets: Aronian (46% chance) over Keres. 

Round 2 Upsets: Aronian (44%) over Lasker.  Korchnoi (34%) over Anand.  Spassky (28%) over Karpov. 

Round 3 Upsets: Korchnoi (47%) over Aronian.

 

To vote simply pick one player from each match-up in a comment.  

For this and future rounds just list the player names.  

Votes will tally at approximately 8:00 PM PDT on 3/29.  

 

 

1A Garry Kasparov

4B Magnus Carlsen

Round of 32

Nakamura (96%)

Steinitz (92%)

Sweet 16

Topalov (100%)

Botvinnik (78%)

Elite 8

Fischer (62%)

Alekhine (54%)

Accomplishments

World Champion 1985-93 (undisputed)
World Champion 1993-2000 (classical)
No. 1 for 225/228 months  (1986-2005)
Peak rating 2851
Most consecutive tournament wins (15)

World Champion 2013-present
World Blitz Champion 2009
World #1 parts of '10-'11, '11-present

Country

Russia

Norway

 
 

3B Victor Korchnoi

2D Jose Capablanca

Round of 32

Maroczy (88%)

Svidler (92%)

Sweet 16

Anand (34%)

Smyslov (84%)

Elite 8

Aronian (47%)

Spassky (82%)

Titles

[Arguably the strongest player to
 never become World Champion]

World Champion 1921-1927

Country

Soviet Union
Switzerland

Cuba

Comments


  • 6 months ago

    PDubya

    Kasparov's reaction to this news can be seen at 5:05 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxbMzZ5a2Zg

  • 6 months ago

    I_Am_Second

    Carlsen and Capablanca 

    I mean come on guys Magnus is much better than Kasparov ( He is younger than him too ) It's like deep blue vs kasparov match the result is obvious. Carlsen will win in 19 movesTongue Out

     
    When Carlsen has accomplished what Kasparove has, then you can make the agument he is much better.
  • 6 months ago

    I_Am_Second

    Kasparov vs. Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    McCoolchess

    JOSE AND GARRRRY GOGOGOGO

  • 6 months ago

    CM smarterchess

  • 6 months ago

    nm03

    Kasparov, Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    Anubhav_2000

    carlsen, capa

  • 6 months ago

    thelaststraw3

    Carlsen, Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    SchickeriaMunchen

    kasparov , capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    EricWang2000

    Kasparov Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    wpsilva

    C-C

  • 6 months ago

    McCoolchess

    Kasparov and capablanca!

  • 6 months ago

    Mulaton

    magnus vs capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    Uranium224

    Kasparov and Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    pippy88

    Kasparov, Capablanca


  • 6 months ago

    Pippychess

    Kasparov and Capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    I_Am_Second

        11 hours ago

    3kush3

    Korchnoi over Anand & Fischer ? Unbelievable B.S.

     

    This is just a popularity contest, no reason to take it serious.

  • 6 months ago

    EuropeanSon

    Kasparov, Korchnoi

  • 6 months ago

    Roeczak

    carlsen and capablanca

  • 6 months ago

    sadern

    Kasparov, Capablanca

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