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Top 10 Best Tactical Players of All Time


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    immortalgamer

    My List:

    1. Kasparov

    2. Tal

    3. Alekhine

    4. Radjabov

    5. Topalov

    6. Spasskey

    7. Geller

    8. Nezhmetdinov (CRAZYNESS IF YOU DON'T KNOW HIS GAMES)

    9. Anand

    10. Capablanca

    Special Consideration:

    Morphy, Anderson, Stenitz, Blackburne, Marshall (who didn't make my top ten but have a special place in my heart)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    thedeliveryman

    Really, Fischer didn't make your top 10 Tatical list? Or at least didn't even get some acknowledgement> WOW.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    immortalgamer

    Not for a tactition...not in my book.

    This guy is far beyond Fischer (tactically) and he is going on my list replacing Geller

    Vadim Zvjaginsev

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    victhestick

    I am curious,

    whom would you consider as your top ten most imaginative.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    immortalgamer

    Check these two games out by Zvjaginsev.  I might have a new favorite contemporary player!!  Some of the most imaginative chess I've ever seen.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    0-0-0

    Zvjaginsev's second game holy cow that is awesome

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    immortalgamer

    That is against a Super GM!  Why did I just discover this kid today?  He is my new favorite player. 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    erad1288

    1. Alekhine

    2. Morphy

    3. Smyslov

    4  Bronstein

    5. Capablanca

    I think these 5 represent the greatest tacticians not because they played the most wrecklessly but because they were the opponents that would pick up on almost any tactical or positional mistakes.  (the old saying is that a superior position leads to superior tactics.)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    bondiggity

    ih8sens wrote:

    1. Tal

    2. Kasparov

    3. Fischer

     

    ... I'd argue Tal to the death :P.


    I agree with your top 3.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    immortalgamer

    Yes I agree Smyslov was an amazing tactition

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    Mattlh

    Wow, after seeing those two games, I want to see more of Vadim Zvjaginsev... that was beautiful! 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    shuttlechess92

    immortal =), you really need to check out some of Fischer's games:

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    JG27Pyth

    Nezhmetidinov

    Tal

    Kasparov

    Morphy

    Alekhine

    Fischer

    Topalov

    Em. Lasker

    Anand

    Carlsen

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    goldendog

    Define tactician. Fischer wasn't a speculative player but could calculate the hell out of a position (the only thing Botvinnik allowed after Fischer won the title). Fischer just didn't play wildly (as a rule). People still wonder about game #1 of the Spassky match in 1972.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #16

    shuttlechess92

    I think people are getting tactics and calculations mixed up now. Golden dog, you are correct, fischer could calculate, but he is best known for finding traps and small combinations out of a seemingly even position.  Thus, besides paul morphy, I would definitely rank fischer among the best TACTICALly.

    The best calculated, "correct" player would be Alekhine hands down, but Fischer is tactically teh chess player of our generation

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #17

    immortalgamer

    yes anderssen  correct...sorry for the misspell.  Common he gave us the immortal game and the evergreen game!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #18

    illini977

    wow :O

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #19

    northsea

    My top is:

     

    1.Tal

    2.Alekhine

    3.Morphy

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #20

    leo8160

    i believe what everybody classifies as tactician is the WILD & AGGRESSIVE  players who r ready to sacrifice their watches and clothes on the board to sweep the king, if we r defining those

    TAL

    MORPHY

    ANDERSSEN

    asside from those we actually can speak of a full spectrum up to the  deeply  positional players at the other end......all other players can fit in the spectrum between the 100% tacticians to the 100% positional


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