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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    rooperi

    He had even records against 3 world champions, Euwe, Capablanca and Fischer. (One of only 4 players to have defeated both Capa and Fischer)

    This is probably his most famous game: (Black)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    goldendog

    Eliskases

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    rooperi

    Geez, gonna have to find a tougher one, lol

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    goldendog

    The question was good. I'm just above-average for chess trivia.

    The tallest GM I can think of was 6 foot 9 inches tall. Can anyone name him or think of a taller one?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    chessoholicalien

    Smyslov?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    goldendog

    Not Smyslov, though he was the basketball player among the old guard of Soviet GMs.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    kco

    Kramnik ?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    goldendog

    Not Kramnik. He must be the tallest current GM, right? Tallest world champ?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    kco

    Nigel Short (190cm) ?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    kco

    Peter Heine Nielsen 6ft 5 from Denmark

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    kco

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #12

    Britneyfan

    The recently deceased Miroslav Filip was 6ft 9 according to his obituary.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #13

    chessoholicalien

    goldendog wrote:

    Not Kramnik. He must be the tallest current GM, right? Tallest world champ?


    Fischer or Smyslov were the tallest World Champs.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #14

    goldendog

    shambo wrote:

    The recently deceased Miroslav Filip was 6ft 9 according to his obituary.


    Yes! Filip was my tall GM at 6-9.

    A very strong player too as a 2-time Candidate.

    Anyone have a taller one in mind? Cite a source for height if you do.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #16

    goldendog

    kco wrote:

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?


     Kramnik is listed at 6' 6". He's the tallest current and active GM so far as I know.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #17

    goldendog

    Reb wrote:

    Fischer taller than Kramnik ?  How tall was Fischer ?


    Going by memory, Fischer was 6' 2".

    Pretty tall for the 1950s and 60s but still in the normal range.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #18

    andmark

    Tal?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #19

    chessoholicalien

    goldendog wrote:
    kco wrote:

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?


     Kramnik is listed at 6' 6". He's the tallest current and active GM so far as I know.


    Wow, I had no idea Kramnik was that tall! I though he was a fairly squat guy...

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #20

    jpd303

    back in the late '70's and early '80's Karpov was 10ft tall AND bullet proof


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