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5 Best Players of All Time


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #181

    AndyClifton

    #205 says it all.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #182

    rybkadefeater

    i think it is 

    1.garry kasparov 

    2.bobby fisher 

    3.viswind anand 

    4.magnus carlson 

    5.emmual lasker 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #183

    AndyClifton

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

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #184

    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

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #185

    AndyClifton

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

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #186

    lukewang623

    I think:

    1. Robert James Fischer

    2. Gary Kasporov

    3. Boris Spassky

    4. Josh Waitzkin

    5. Lary Christiansen

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #187

    AndyClifton

    Yep, Waitzkin's gotta be there.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #188

    JoaoMiguel1

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

    fisher

    kasparov

    Capablanca

    carlsen magnus

    tal .. a like the chess style ..

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #189

    AndyClifton

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

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #190

    ImOnlySleeping

    1. Capablanca

    2. Kasparov

    3. Karpov

    4. Tal

    5. Fischer

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #191

    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #192

    haranosur28

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


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