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The best chess player ever


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #361

    AndyClifton

    richie_and_oprah wrote:

    igor was a real trip ... if i had  lit a match near him during our game i think the entire hotel would have gone up in flames

    also, he was quite a pianist 

    He was once reportedly so drunk during a game that he poured a thermos of hot coffee into his hand...without putting the cup there first. Smile

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #362

    AndyClifton

    richie_and_oprah wrote:
    you coulda been a contenda!

    Yeah, but I can't, because I'm just a bum.  And a puppethead.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #363

    richie_and_oprah

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #364

    richie_and_oprah

    btw, how is witchie poo these days?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06R80-I8tcI 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #365

    AndyClifton

    A lot better since she got rid of all that damned makeup:

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #366

    Ferrar

    tactical ,morphy

    attacker ,fischer

    solid ,kasparov

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #368

    Scottrf

    Kasparov - solid Undecided

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #369

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

     

    It's hard to say with certainty. Objectively speaking Houdini 4 is.  However, relative to one's peers perhaps it was Lasker due to his amazing tournament record and ability to draw in seemingly hopeless positions.  Rubinstein was probably the greatest player in history never to be world champion (compared to peers of course, objectively speaking that honor would have to go to Aronian due to the fact that he's the only person ever over 2800 to never be world champion).  And of course you have Capablanca's amazing technical ability, schematic thinking, and endgame skill as well. 

     

    Kasparov was simply a calculation monster with an amazing intuition as well.  His proficiency at the positional sacrifice, famous calculation skills, and incredible opening prep made even the great Karpov crack and lose the title.

     

     

     

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #370

    Xeelfiar

    Borislav Houdinov is the best

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #371

    DarknisMetalDragon

    Ferrar wrote:

    tactical ,morphy

    attacker ,fischer

    solid ,kasparov

    defender, karpov

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #372

    BulgarianMachine

    +1 to borislav houdinov

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #373

    alec98

    Someone people overlook and doesn't get the recognition he should is Philidor who was an unofficial world champion for 50 years.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #374

    BestPiece

    Overall, Chuck Norris. :P


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