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5 Best Players of All Time


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #181

    rybkadefeater

    i think it is 

    1.garry kasparov 

    2.bobby fisher 

    3.viswind anand 

    4.magnus carlson 

    5.emmual lasker 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #182

    AndyClifton

    Hey, go easy on him, he's from New Zealand! (they have to use subtitles down there).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #183

    Frankovich73

    Many people rate Tal, Fischer and Alekhine etc.  highest because of their dynamic styles that make attractive games. I myself am one of them, my favorite player is Tal. That being said, positional and perhaps better players do not often appear on people's list. I, for one, think that Capablanca should be on the top five on any list. Just something to consider.

    My top 5 in no particular order

    1. Mikhail Tal

    2. Garry Kasparov

    3. Jose Raul Capablanca

    4. Alexander Alekhine

    5. Emanuel Lasker

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #184

    AndyClifton

    Whoa, I guess I'm psychic (see #181).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #185

    lukewang623

    I think:

    1. Robert James Fischer

    2. Gary Kasporov

    3. Boris Spassky

    4. Josh Waitzkin

    5. Lary Christiansen

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #186

    AndyClifton

    Yep, Waitzkin's gotta be there.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #187

    JoaoMiguel1

    morphy--> if he had studied modern chess .. .. .. the "first modern chess player"

    fisher

    kasparov

    Capablanca

    carlsen magnus

    tal .. a like the chess style ..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #188

    AndyClifton

    Hm, looks like that was a baker's 5.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #189

    ImOnlySleeping

    1. Capablanca

    2. Kasparov

    3. Karpov

    4. Tal

    5. Fischer

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #190

    StevenBailey13

    marcweeks wrote:

    I think that the greatest chess player of all time is...Viktor Korchnoi.  He has the LOVE!!  He reminds me of Jimmy Connors, the great tennis champ, who played much longer competitively than his contemporary challengers (McEnroe, Borg) and always came to the court with fire in his belly.  Can any professional now alive say they've played more tournament games than Korchnoi?  It's probably not even close.  He was Karpov's equal--while playing under extraordinarily trying circumstances (unlike Karpov, who enjoyed the good life).

    Chess GOAT = Bobby Fischer

    Tennis GOAT = Roger Federer

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #191

    haranosur28

    champions who took  early retire from chess to maintain their greatness  should learn from korchnoi

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #192

    cesbutal

    1 kasparov 2 karpov 3 fisher 4 lasker 5 anand

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #193

    ponz111

    1. Carlsen

    2. Kasparov

    3. Karpov

    4. Fischer

    5. Alekhine 

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #194

    PaullHutchh

    Carlsen, Kasparov, Fischer, Tal, Nakamura.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #195

    CelticLiberal

    IN ORDER

    1. Capablanca BY FAR

    2. Kasparov

    3. Karpov

    4. Alekhine

    5. Fischer

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #196

    classof1970

    1. euwe 2. menchik 3.boris becker 4. c. vorderman 5. anon (his/her career seems to have lasted centuries, plus wrote loads of music).

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #197

    MuhammadAreez10

    1. Garry Kimovich Kasparov

    2. Robert James (Bobby) Fischer

    3. Anatoly Karpov

    4. Magnus Carlsen

    5. José Raul Capablanca

    These are my top 5, and I aim to be the next! :P


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