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Karpov vs Capablanca


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    StevenBailey13

    I have seen a lot of people rate Capablanca higher than Karpov and vice versa but of these two chess legends- Who was better? ( btw I say Karpov)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    StevenBailey13

    Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov and Capablanca should make a chess team!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    thezenofchess

    Capablanca. He's on the top of my list of all-time best.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    StevenBailey13

    thezenofchess wrote:

    Capablanca. He's on the top of my list of all-time best.

    Have to disagree with you there, he ranks 4th on mine.

    1. B. Fischer

    2. G. Kasparov

    3. A.Karpov

    4. J.R.Capablanca

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    StevenBailey13

    Actually, having read more about capa I'm really torn between them !

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    ghostofmaroczy

    Interesting comparison, TheProfessor.  Capablanca was a big influence on Karpov.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    StevenBailey13

    Who would you pick?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #8

    JoseCappablanca

    I would have to go with Capy

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #9

    Robert0905

    Capablanca....he was simply better in the ending.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #10

    JoseCappablanca

    Justr because at 63 yrs old and learing from old timers like Fischer and Spassky, I have to go with the old masters....I  choose Capabanca over Karpov  because the new guys learend from and stand on the shoulders of the old masters.

     

    Karpov would not be Karpov in the great masters did not precede him and function as teachers.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #11

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Who was better?  Karpov.

    Who had more natural talent? Capablanca.  

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #12

    PilateBlue

    If they played a match in their respective primes, I think it's safe to say that Karpov would win convincingly. There's a difference between being one of the greatest and being one of the best. You can't really compare chess strength because Karpov had a huge advantage in opening theory, training, technology, etc.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #13

    Fixing_A_Hole

    aravind_war1 wrote:

    Anand beats both

    Go away, nationalistic noob.  Vishy was not a part of this discussion. 


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