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Who is your least favorite chess player of all time, and why?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #61

    Steve212000

    Me!! I've dropped 200 pts in the last month or so.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #62

    Berder

    Flooperpaaf, I'm glad you aren't world dictator!  People should be free to write the computer programs they want, as long as they are not attacking other people's computer systems.  It's freedom of speech - writing a computer program is a form of speech, just like writing a novel or a poem.  And it's freedom of thought.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #63

    Steve212000

    Computers are just a tool,it's still human on human. Why shouldn't the people who prepare themselves well have an edge? They do in all sports.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #64

    flooperpaaf

    Border:

    I wasn't serious, ofc people should be allowed to write programs. But it's still my opinion that computer chess makes the game little less beautiful. (At least at grandmaster level)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #65

    fianchetto123

    IM pfren

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #66

    nameno1had

    Anyone who cheats....

    why ? ? ? ? .......hmmmmm

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #67

    Conflagration_Planet

    Interesting.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #68

    VanillaKnightPOC

    There's this chap called 'VanillaKnightPOC', oh how I loathe him.

    Why?

    He's rubbish.

    He's boring.

    He draws too much.

    He plays 1. e4

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #69

    fianchetto123

    He writes posts in threads about himself

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #70

    VanillaKnightPOC

    He thinks he's funny.

    He never produces anything of value.

    And yes most of his posts are about himself, well spotted.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #71

    InfernalBishop

    My favorite player is Paul Keres, because it is a universal player, with a preference for attacking play.
    Deserved to be world champion at least once, but I think for political reasons could not be.
    His books are very good, especially that of his best games.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #72

    InfernalBishop

    Yes,you are right. My English is very bad, I didn't take care of the word "least" Smile.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #73

    eddysallin

    i read through the replies and few seem to get "least favorite" of all time....Mine is Spassidy (hope spelling is correct),his positional game was tedious at best and for me hard to follow. Good G.M ,a little too drawish for me.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #74

    linuxblue1

    Maroczy because he taught Vera Menchik.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #75

    kazmodan

    Well, anyone who knows me knows that...I don't like Bobby Fischer.  Go ahead and flame me, I am prepared (flame shield activated). Smile

    Reason #1: Complete and utter lack of sportsmanship.  Treated chess like poker.  The real reason why Fischer got so high in the world rankings was because of his gamesmanship.  The reason why he won the world championship was because of his gamesmanship and Spassky's sportsmanship.  Truly, Fischer is a world champion that should not be remembered.

    Reason #2: He chickened out of defending/reclaiming the world championship.  He knew Karpov wouldn't have put up with his psychological garbage attitude and Fischer would then have been forced to quit the match.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #76

    linuxblue1

    Sorry it was "least". In that case I would say Zuckertort because he should have stuck to swordfighting.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #77

    AndyClifton

    kazmodan wrote:

    Well, anyone who knows me knows that...I don't like Bobby Fischer.  Go ahead and flame me, I am prepared (flame shield activated). 

     

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #78

    AndyClifton

    eddysallin wrote:

    i read through the replies and few seem to get "least favorite" of all time....Mine is Spassidy (hope spelling is correct),his positional game was tedious at best and for me hard to follow. Good G.M ,a little too drawish for me.

    Jeez, I hope you're not talking about Spassky.  One of the alltime greats (in both results and game quality/interest).

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #79

    blueemu

    eddysallin wrote:

    i read through the replies and few seem to get "least favorite" of all time....Mine is Spassidy (hope spelling is correct),his positional game was tedious at best and for me hard to follow. Good G.M ,a little too drawish for me.



  • 20 months ago · Quote · #80

    eternal_pin

    you should not have a least favorite player, theres something good you can learn from every master

    but to say i dont like topalov due to the toiletgate charge, an unacceptable campaign..

     

     


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