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Just thought I'd open this up for discussion. Who was the best player in history who never got to be world champion? My personal vote is either Bronstein (indeed, there are some who believe he was pressured by the government into losing his match against Botvinnik) or Schlechter (who was only one draw away from being WC, but played for a win anyway and lost)
I have two names- Paul Keres and David Bronstein at the time of his match with Botvinik... Maybe Reuben Fine would have had a real chance as well, at the time of Alekhine's death at the hands of USSR's secret police in Estoril, Portugal !
And another player a lot of times underated was Pilsbury...Lord knows where he could have got had he not died...
herbanmusic: I agree with you on Pilsbury. In fact, I think Pilsbury was one of the few players who really could have challenged Lasker at that time. If he hadn't died so soon, Lasker might have been dethroned before Capablanca got around to it.
Andriy Slyusarchuk !
Ah ah ah , of course comedy and good humour is allways welcome...so we can forget for a bit the problems in the world..
What a con, he brought us all... And the worst of it all is the fact that the press did indeed believed him as if it was even possible?!? Lord have mercy- How gullible people have become in these ages of hard times !!!
At least we have a good laugh at his costs !! lol eh eh eh ah ah ah
Lasker,Capablanca,Tal and of course Anand
What a con, he brought us all... And the sorst of it all is the fact that the press did indeed believed him as if it was even possible?!? Lord have mercy- How gullible people have become in these ages of hard times !!!
what did he do?
We all wish Anand luck in his quest for the title.
Ivanchuk, J.Polgar, Shirov, Gelfand, Korchnoi
Anand is a world champion ?!?! So why did you include him in the answer?!? And Lasker?! And Tal?!?
YESSS>>>>YESSSS : Definitely "DCHESSTRAINOR" and his 1.Na3 opening lol lol Lord Im loving this thread allready ! ah ah ah ah
I vote for Viktor Korchnoi
15 . . . exf4?
By the way- Can i vote for myself?
Bronstein, Keres, and Carlsen.
They've all been WC and my thought is Morphy(had he been born later), Rubinstein,
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