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Who is the greatest attacker in chess history?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #221

    eddysallin

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Thanks.

    Rudolph Spielmann said, "I can comprehend Alekhine's combinations well enough; but where he gets his attacking chances from and how he infuses such life into the very opening - that is beyond me."

    That is why I rate Alekhine ahead of Spielmann, Tal ahead of Nezhmetdinov, and Kasparov ahead of everyone.

    Lasker said of Alekhine...(re phasing) Of course i see the mate coming.The magic , he places pieces on the correct squares for the attack.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #222

    TetsuoShima

    eddysallin wrote:
    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Thanks.

    Rudolph Spielmann said, "I can comprehend Alekhine's combinations well enough; but where he gets his attacking chances from and how he infuses such life into the very opening - that is beyond me."

    That is why I rate Alekhine ahead of Spielmann, Tal ahead of Nezhmetdinov, and Kasparov ahead of everyone.

    Lasker said of Alekhine...(re phasing) Of course i see the mate coming.The magic , he places pieces on the correct squares for the attack.

    i believe Tal was the stronger player but Nezhmetdinovs attacks were even crazier i would believe. I think Tals sacs seem to have some method (even though its beyond me to say what)while Nezhmetdinovs attacks are beyond any logic. But its just my first half baked opinion because i havent seen enough games obviously.

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #223

    TetsuoShima

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  • 14 months ago · Quote · #224

    TetsuoShima

    by the way i dont want to start a political discussion just out of curiousity, were there other ims in soviet union who didnt have the name rashid and didnt get the GM title even though they have beaten GMs regurlarly??

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #225

    SmyslovFan

    Yes, in fact a large number of really strong players left the Soviet Union and became titled players in Europe and the US in the early 1990s. 

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #226

    TetsuoShima

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Yes, in fact a large number of really strong players left the Soviet Union and became titled players in Europe and the US in the early 1990s. 

    thank you very much

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #227

    Delissen

    Morpy - Tal - Fischer - Kasparov

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #228

    nameno1had

    GreedyPawnGrabber wrote:

    I have doubts about the soundness of the sacrifice. Larsen should have won had it not been blitz.

    Attacking in blitz to make your opponent think, so you can think on his time is quite often is part of a sound sacrifice.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #229

    IroncladFist

    I'd go with Nezhmetdinov, in the matches he plays with Tal, he comes out on top. Another great tactician I think should be mentioned is Veselin Topalov :D


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