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im really trying to decide here which GM should i study as my idol hero. After going through so many master games I mean alooooottttt ive singled it down to three whos games do nothing but inspire/excite my deepest chess spirit.
Anatoli Karpov is an positional assain and can maintain and convert advantages most GMs would considered to small to be taken seriously
Gyula Breyer is so creative his ideas seem like a gift from cassia herself and brilliant tactically and his understanding seems beyond this chess era but sadly his career was cut by deaths touch.
Vladimir Krammnik is forever solid and practical stregth can rival the strongest engines and has never fell below 2700 and whos opening prep will always make him a threat as hes seems to almost never get caught offguard.
Why idol one GM when you can enjoy the entirety of all of them?
I agree with chessblood study each of them and there various tactics will make you a stronger player. There are an infinite amount of moves possible to make but I completly agree with you that those three players always seem to find the perfect ones to win the game :)
I'm a fan of going through Botvinnik's games. He very much took a systems approach... and you can see a simple and beautiful logic behind each of his moves. I find them much more intuitive and the ideas easy to understand then compared to (for example) Tal or Petrosian where you're often left scratching your head. He played tense but solid positions... and picked away at weaknesses to undermine his opponents, flowing smoothly from the opening to the middle to the endgame. Very much an "all-rounder" in the chess world... I think we have a lot to learn from his games.
I study the relatively unknown gm Sergei Rublevsky because his opening repertoire is similar to mine.
the main reason I chose those three cause all three I share similar positions openings and just life experiances that I have.
agree! study the GMs you want and which play openings/styles that are similar to yours! nothing like watching how a grand master handles YOUR chosen opening. :)
OMG after looking at more into all 3 GM players Gyula Breyer is almost perfect. The positions/situations he comes across are so similar to the same as minds it's like hes an improved me !! Are there any book or articles that talk about his development as a player and his games.
It is nice to see your idol play your openings, but you better study good openings-info yourself to find out the lines that suit your character best. Because life experience counts, as you said, I myself have chosen for Emanuel Laskers fighting spirit. And yes, Gyula Breyer was creative and brilliant, see Euwe-Breyer Vienna 1921, endgame combinations after move 16. I have found only one book : Ruy Lopez Breyer System, by L.S. Blackstock, 1976. Did you know Gyula said : " after 1. e4 white's game is in its last throes ", meaning that only d4 was the correct beginning. His extreme openings-ideas (Caro-Kann and Kings Gambit) were dubious and are out of date, what now remains are improvements on 5th, 6th and 7th moves in Queen Gambit, Sicilian, Vienna and French Games. Finally : Lasker said in 1911 that Breyer could grow to worldchampions level.
If you pick a modern player as an idol thats great but I would consider looking at their lineage too. Positional players look at Capablanca-Smyslov-Petrosian-Karpov-Kramnik. You will get an evolution of style and the added bonus of the older players punishing mistakes that karpov and kramnik opponents wouldnt make.
decide on what style of chess you enjoy playing (attacking vs defensive, tactical vs positional) and then choose a GM that plays that style.
so I should the lineage for Gyula Breyer after him who and who should go next and so on.
hmmm well there are players that were strong players that would be good to learn from but the ones i listed were the world champions.
You should study Chessie Chessterton. Born in Chesswick England 1689. Amazing talent. Fingerless. Lots of finesse.
I noticed that characteristicy Geza Marcozy is someone I also relate to in terms of stlye does anyone know any modern masters that resemble his play.
I was told to forget about studying openings, HELP!
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