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Top 3 most defensive, cautious and conservative grandmasters?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Kramposian

    1. Karpov

    2. Petrosian

    3. Kramnik

     

    Is my ranking right? Or Petrosian at number 1? Any other defensive players?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Chessotic

    Petrosian...No doubt...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Kramposian

    The reason why I put Karpov over Petrosian is that Karpov's repertoire looks more defensive than Petrosian's repertoire.

     

     

    http://chessgames.com/player/anatoli_karpov.html

     

     

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=16149

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    rookage

    1 Petrosian very defensive

    2 Karpov defensive sometimes attacking

    3 Kramnik

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    fabelhaft

    1. Ulf Andersson

    2. Alexander Khalifman

    3. Peter Leko

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6

    fabelhaft

    Some less known draw masters (at least at some occasions): Peter Szekely drew all his 13 games in the Capablanca Memorial Premier I group in 2003. His longest game was 13 moves, the shortest six moves. Istvan Bilek drew all his ten games in Slupsk 1979, playing 125 moves and spending 109 minutes.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=22064

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    Chessgrandmaster2001

    Leko HAS to be included.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #8

    Crazychessplaya

    1. Ulf Andersson

    2. Peter Leko

    3. Petar Trifunovic

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #9

    MSC157

    fabelhaft wrote:

    Some less known draw masters (at least at some occasions): Peter Szekely drew all his 13 games in the Capablanca Memorial Premier I group in 2003. His longest game was 13 moves, the shortest six moves. Istvan Bilek drew all his ten games in Slupsk 1979, playing 125 moves and spending 109 minutes.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=22064

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #10

    Sutirtha11

    Petrosian

    Leko

    Karpov

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #11

    nyLsel

    1.Fischer

    2.Kasparov

    3.Petrosian

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #12

    Chessgrandmaster2001

    nyLsel wrote:

    1.Fischer

    2.Kasparov

    3.Petrosian

    Fischer?????Impossible!!!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #13

    GreenLeaf14

    petrosian for sure...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #14

    DaBigOne

    Chessgrandmaster2001 wrote:
    nyLsel wrote:

    1.Fischer

    2.Kasparov

    3.Petrosian

    Fischer?????Impossible!!!

    Actually, I believe in MGP by Kasparov, he writes/quotes: Something like Fischer played/chose openings that gave him easy equality, but he won since his opponents made mistakes: In other words, he handled sterile openings dynamically.

    Some food for thought.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #15

    1RedKnight99

    How about Anand? He is cautious, often going for a draw.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #16

    DaBigOne

    These days, but I still remember the days where he played real chess.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #18

    clementdenis

    Lasker, Petrossian

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #19

    blueemu

    Ulf Anderssen. From the early 1900s, Schlecter.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #20

    blake78613

    -kenpo- wrote:

    korchnoi fits somewhere in this group, not sure where.

    I wouldn't include Korchnoi.  He is a counter-puncher and is slow to take the initiative, but he will make provocative moves and is quick to grab a pawn even if it means submitting to a strong attack.  He doesn't play it safe.  I would put Flor on the list.


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