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Best to never become World Champion?


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    liverpool007

    Now I know this thread has been done before, but I havent seen one with a proper vote. I will give a few options plus an other option where you can vote for someone who isn't there and in  3 days or so i will check the thread and see who won.

    Choices:

    Rubinstein (My vote)

    Korchnoi

    Chigorin

    Tarrasch

    Keres

    Reti

    Nimzowitch

    Ivanchuk 

    Sultan Khan 

    Other

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    MrEdCollins

    Can I vote twice?

    If so, put me down for one vote for Victor Korchnoi and one vote for Paul Keres.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    liverpool007

    manfredmann wrote:
    liverpool007 wrote:

    Now I know this thread has been done before, but I havent seen one with a proper vote. I will give a few options plus an other option where you can vote for someone who isn't there and in  3 days or so i will check the thread and see who won.

    Choices:

    Rubinstein (My vote)

    Korchnoi

    Chigorin

    Tarrasch

    Keres

    Reti

    Nimzowitch

    Ivanchuk 

    Sultan Khan 

    Other

    You don't have David Bronstein on the list??

    Which is why I put other where you can vote for someone else and I will count those votes too

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    I-eat-guini-pigs

    bronstine!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    ivandh

    Korchnoi.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    Arraskrahe

    keres

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    linuxed

    I'm a 1400 rated player with only a vague knowledge of chess history.  I've never studied these players' games at anything more serious than a passing glance.  My chess skill comparable to any of these players is so ridiculously weak I have no business rating or judging them.  But, being pathetically under qualified to voice an opinion has never stopped me (or most people on the internet) before.

    +1 Ivanchuk.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    SubNY

    kamsky

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #9

    Unmaster

    Keres.   And interviews with GMs from that time period will bear this out.  

    Keres absolutely killed Fischer in a couple of their games, at a time where no one else was able to even find equality.   

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #10

    InDetention

    carlsen

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #11

    I-eat-guini-pigs

    juicysnail wrote:

    carlsen

    lol true...

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #12

    fabelhaft

    Unmaster wrote:

    Keres absolutely killed Fischer in a couple of their games, at a time where no one else was able to even find equality.   

    All their games against each other were played when Fischer was a teenager. As 16-year-old Fischer won three of his five games against Keres, and they won one each after that, their last game being a draw in 1962.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    granitoman

    what about Paul Morphy?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #14

    ihateparadox

    I'm surprised that Geller isn't on the list. Bottvinnik considered himto be the greatest player of the 60's and that he was better at tournaments than matches.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #15

    fabelhaft

    ihateparadox wrote:

    I'm surprised that Geller isn't on the list. Bottvinnik considered himto be the greatest player of the 60's

    In that case Botvinnik was wrong :-)

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #16

    LikeTheLake

    Bronstein.  Thanks.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #17

    Scottrf

    Carlsen.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #18

    Daniel651

    Scottrf wrote:

    Carlsen.

    Hah, but he may be ineligible for this list come November... :)

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #19

    TetsuoShima

    i know we shouldnt go by quantity but seriously it just has to be Korchnoi

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #20

    SubNY

    Rashid Gibiatovich N


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