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Lasker,Capablanca,Tal and of course Anand
They've all been WC and my thought is Morphy(had he been born later), Rubinstein,
Sultan Mir Khan could have been close to it had he enjoyed playing the game, instead of playing it to please his master or follow his orders.
Polgar would have destroyed Keres! Keres couldn't wash her nylons
What's that got to do with washing nylons?
I always think of Bronstein, Keres and Spock.
How often was Polgar in the top 3 in the world? How often was Keres one of the top 3 in the world?
I played through Keres, and Polgar, games. Polgar's are more dazzling to me. But, I think Polgar would have been a world champion back then.
...so then, what does washing nylons have to do with chess?
you might just as well ask 'what has chess to do with washing nylons?'
@ Fezzik: Polgar is better than Karpov right now, if that's your criteria. I would rather make the judgement of how great a chessplayer is by playing through their games, and make an assessment based on my level of understanding in chess. I've watched threads citing rankings, ratings, and many other statistics. But to make a value judgement, on a question that requires one, the best way, in my opinion, is personal experience.
This game is s ocomplex you would not understand. Not many do, which is why the players went to a hospital for the insane instead of becoming the champion.
Korchnoi and Keres, no contest. What other players have been so close to being #1 for so many years? Korchnoi almost won matches against one of the strongest World Champions ever, twice, in spite of being 20 years older. Keres would have had good chances to win a title match in 1938 as well as in 1963. Rubinstein and Bronstein were at top level a much shorter time. As for Polgar, well, nowhere near for example someone like Topalov. He has won lots of top tournaments from 1996 to 2010, been #1 on the rating list more than Anand and Kramnik, and almost beat them in title matches. Ivanchuk too would be far ahead of Polgar, he did win Linares several times. No comparing her with Carlsen either.
Sorry, I have a major malfunction with coming up with "the greatest chess player of all time" "the greatest world champion of all time" or "the greatest also-ran of all time" so here's my list:
TOP FIVE PLAYERS WHO NEVER BECAME CHAMPION (in alphabetical order)
Rubinstein played a lot of good games and a lot of bad games. He wasn't very consistent.
Best game ever!!
12/8/2013 - Boxed In
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