15070 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Is my ranking right? Or Petrosian at number 1? Any other defensive players?
The reason why I put Karpov over Petrosian is that Karpov's repertoire looks more defensive than Petrosian's repertoire.
1 Petrosian very defensive
2 Karpov defensive sometimes attacking
1. Ulf Andersson
2. Alexander Khalifman
3. Peter Leko
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.
Leko HAS to be included.
2. Peter Leko
3. Petar Trifunovic
Interesting! Thanks for sharing!
petrosian for sure...
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.
How about Anand? He is cautious, often going for a draw.
These days, but I still remember the days where he played real chess.
The three names that come to the mind first are Anatoly Karpov, Peter Leko and Ulf Andersson.
Ulf Anderssen. From the early 1900s, Schlecter.
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.
What if no one plays chess on your area?
by lisa_zhang_tok 6 minutes ago
My current playing set-up. Whats yours?
by rcmacmillan 8 minutes ago
Chess.com users should be REQUIRED to use REAL NAMES.
by LuftWaffles 8 minutes ago
6/30/2015 - Anatoly Karpov - Piotr Mickiewicz, Koszalin (Simu
by Vish_chetna 10 minutes ago
6/27/2015 - M.Tal - R.Dzidzichashvili, 1991
by SmyslovFan 11 minutes ago
20" Premium Quality Vinyl Roll-up Chess Board (USA)
by Hunter5117 12 minutes ago
Are you actively trying to improve your chess and don't go to a chess club?
by lisa_zhang_tok 12 minutes ago
Why no notation for stalemte?
by SmyslovFan 17 minutes ago
Some People Don't Know When to Resign
by cheeseskates 18 minutes ago
3000 rating challenge
by lisa_zhang_tok 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!