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Who is the greatest attacker in chess history?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #41

    chess2Knights

    To add a name to the mix, Korchnoi for counterattack.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #42

    royalbishop

    12.Bobby Fischer 4.30%  Undecided

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #43

    Abhishek2

    Tal, Morphy, Bronstein, Alekhine, Capablanca, Botvinnik!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #44

    DrSpudnik

    The percentage of games that end in a mating attack probably says more about the quality of the opposition than of the attacker.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #45

    nameno1had

    DrSpudnik wrote:

    The percentage of games that end in a mating attack probably says more about the quality of the opposition than of the attacker.

    +1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #46

    royalbishop

    The operation was a succes but the patient died!

    One would have to view all the top games of each one by one......

    When you finish that evaluation ...... that will never happen even with the help of your grandchildren to continue it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #47

    linuxblue1

    Che Guevera . A great attacker on and off the board Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #49

    royalbishop

    Who initiated more attacks?

    Who put themselves in better position to attack?

    What is their ratio of attacks won material/ attacks won game?

    What is their number of successful counter attacks vs opponent attacks?

    ??

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #50

    IDASP

    Mikhail Tal.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #51

    1random

    Tal, Nezhmetdinov, Fischer, and Shirov.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #52

    laestli

    Too late to toss Leonid Stein's name in the ring?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #53

    royalbishop

    Tal keeps coming up, one of kings of forcing resign!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #54

    royalbishop

    May read--> Who was the most aggressive chessplayer?

    The other seems kind of weak.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #55

    nameno1had

    pfren wrote:

    Tigran Vartanovich!

    (and yes, I am dead serious).

    His style usually didn't involve him on tactical play. But when it did, the accuracy of his calculations is simply phenomenal.

    I can recall that old Rusiian chess joke, which goes like "when Tal makes a sacrifice against you, then accept and offer a draw. When Petrosian sacrifices, things are simple: resign".

    I tried to tell them.....

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #56

    Grobzilla

    skullskullskull wrote:

    Claude Bloodgood was so dedicated to the art of attack that he committed matricide.

    As a Grob aficianado, I laugh.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #57

    royalbishop

    Hmmm Tal name still keeps being mentioned.... #66 was an attempt to move him to 2nd place.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #58

    ClavierCavalier

    What exactly does it mean to be an attacker in chess?  Pieces are always attacking something, even if empty squares.  Everyone who doesn't create threats just sits passively waiting for their opponent to finish the game.  I assume this means people who create wonderful combinations that seem crazy at first glance, and sometimes are.  Is it someone who create so many threats that they need not worry about defense as much?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #59

    BruceJuice

    hessmaster wrote:

    Claude Bloodgood had at one point the second highest USCF rating...

    Those games were all fake.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #60

    fissionfowl

    I'd possibly disagree with those who've mentioned Nezhmetdinov. A quality of the great attackers is knowing when to attack, and he probably wasn't as good at that as the very best, although he's of course phenominal.

    I'll admit I'm not qualified to answer though, so I'm quite possibly wrong.

    EDIT: Oops, I see Smyslovfan got there before me.


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