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March Madness G.O.A.T. (Sweet 16)

VOTING CLOSED.  HEAD TO THE ELITE 8.

 

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.

To vote simply pick one player from each match-up in a comment.  Votes will tally at approximately 12:00AM 3/24 PDT.

Example: 1a, 3a, 1b, 2b, etc.

Feel free to also leave comments or persuasive arguments in the comments section.

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Full Bracket on Google Drive.  Round 1.

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

1A Garry Kasparov

   

1C Emanuel Lasker

 
         
         
         

4A Veselin Topalov

   

5C Levon Aronian

 
         

3A Vladimir Kramnik

   

3C Viktor Korchnoi

 
         
         
         

2A Bobby Fischer

   

2C Viswanathan Anand

 
         

1B Mikhail Botvinnik

   

1D Anatoly Karpov

 
         
         
         

4B Magnus Carlsen

   

5D Boris Spassky

 
         

6B Mikhail Tal

   

3D Vassily Smyslov

 
         
         
         

2B Alexander Alekhine

   

2D Jose Capablanca

 

Comments


  • 9 months ago

    CM smarterchess

    Thanks everyone for voting!

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.  HEAD TO THE ELITE 8.

  • 9 months ago

    hpanic7342

    1A 2A 1B 2B 1C 2C 1D 2D

    Boring picks, I know, but the favorites are favorites for a reason!

  • 9 months ago

    karvik

    1a, 2a, 4b, 2b, 1c, 3c, 1d, 3d - pulling for Lasker to make the Final Four.

  • 9 months ago

    JoeTheV

    1A, 3A, 1B, 6B, 1C, 3C, 5D, 2D.

  • 9 months ago

    PDubya

    1A 2A 4B 6B 1C 2C 1D 2D

  • 9 months ago

    isaacthebird

    1A 2A 4B 6B 1C 2C 1D 2D

  • 9 months ago

    root_of_unity

    1a, 2a, 4b, 6b, 5c, 3c, 1d, 2d

  • 9 months ago

    Pippychess

    Garry Kasporov vs Fischer - sure to be interesting...

  • 9 months ago

    Pippychess

    1A, 2A, 1C, 3C, 4B, 2B, 1D, 2D

  • 9 months ago

    CM smarterchess

    At 25 now.  Player % chance of advancing ATM to Elite 8.

    Kasparov 100%  (vs. Topalov)  |  Fischer 76%  (vs. Kramnik)

    Carlsen 80% (vs. Botvinnik)  |  Alekhine 56% (vs. Tal)

    Aronian 52% (vs. Lasker)  |  Anand 72% (vs. Korchnoi)

    Karpov 68% (vs. Spassky)  |  Capablanca 82% (vs. Smyslov)

  • 9 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    1A, 2A, 4B, 2B, 1C, 2C, 1D, 2D.

  • 9 months ago

    MoonlessNight

    1A, 2A, 4B, 2B, 5C, 2C, 1D, 2D

  • 9 months ago

    CM smarterchess

    Thanks, we are up to 23 now!

  • 9 months ago

    lajf

    1A, 2A, 2B, 4B, 5C, 3C, 1D, 2D

  • 9 months ago

    EscapedGoblin

    1a, 2a, 4b, 2b, 5c, 2c, 1d, 2d

  • 9 months ago

    slush3825

    1A, 2A, 1B, 2B, 1C, 2C, 1D, 2D

  • 9 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    1a, 2a, 4b, 2b, 1c, 2c, 1d, 3d.

  • 9 months ago

    CM smarterchess

    At 19 now.

    Kasparov 19 - Topalov 0  |  Kramnik 6 - Fischer 13

    Botvinnik 4 - Carlsen 15  |  Tal 11 - Alekhine 8

    Lasker 9 - Aronian 10  |  Korchnoi 6 - Anand 13

    Karpov 11 - Spassky 8  |  Smyslov 3 - Capablanca 16

  • 9 months ago

    I_Am_Second

    1A, 3A

    1B, 2B

    5C, 3C

    1D, 2D

  • 9 months ago

    ja734

    1a 3a

    4b 6b

    5c 2c

    1d 2d

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