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Capablanca,and Alekhine,and the played each other. Fischer of course.Kasparov,Karpov,and the new bunch are now probably the best.
OMFG, THIS TYPE OF THREAD AGAIN, HAHA! THIS IS GONNA BE SO FUNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn..............................................
So, then, when were players overall stronger than Carlsen, Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Radjabov, Karjakin, Caruana, Ivanchuk, Topalov, et al, ever active?
1) 1890-1910 era: Lasker, Janowski, Marshall, Blackburne, Teichmann, Burn, Duras, Maroczy, Schlechter, Charousek, Tarrasch, Chigorin
2) 1950-1965 era: Botvinnik, Bronstein, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Keres, Geller, Gligoric, Korchnoi, Larsen
Sorry, neither is even close.
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I always liked Lasker,not because he was technically as good as Capa,he wasn't,but he was a great fighter,and found a way to beat his betters.
I am fully entitled to disagree with your absurd & unfounded claims and write my own.
Or do you seriously believe Carlsen can play chess better than Philidor?
"Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all... Perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived... I've played over hundreds of his games and am continually surprised and entertained by his ingenuity." - Bobby Fischer
"To this day Morphy is an unsurpassed master..." - Mikhail Botvinnik
"Morphy was a chess genius in the complete sense of the word." - Max Euwe
"There is no doubt that for Morphy chess was an art, and for chess Morphy was a great artist. His play was captivated by freshness of thought and inexhaustible energy... He played, if one can express it so, 'pure chess'." - Vasily Smyslov
"The radiant combinations of this chess genius can be compared with the transparent music of Mozart." - Anatoly Karpov
"The magnificent American master had the most extraordinary brain that anybody has ever had for chess." - Jose Capablanca
"What was the secret of Morphy's invincibility?" - Garry Kasparov
"In a set match, Morphy would beat anybody alive today." - Bobby Fischer
"He who plays with Morphy must abandon all hope..." - Adolph Anderssen
What about the people who say Anderssen was a better combination player?
Fischer was definately a genius, probaly the same can be said of Magnus nowadays. Keep your eye on Caruana
I heard Magnus plays weak in the opening.
it weird yesterday i thought the same when i watched a video of an nm, wich ironically also reminded me Carlsen, Christiansen and Nakamura. Maybe the key to chess strength is to ignore openings ;)
He might be crazy like a fox.Playing one off openings to create complications.
True. This is why he is just 64 points ahead of world's # 2. Else, the number would have three digits.
Magnus hates hard work/being stressed (this is why he fired Kasparov), and he plays chess just for the fun of it.
I strongly suspect he will abandon chess soon, and get involved into something else (poker, or whatever).
OMG I hope not. Like Grishuk,and Kramnik.
The best chess player in history is Paul Morphy. The player that has played the best chess ever is Magnus Carlsen.
Gioachino Greco was the first master. All modern chess tactics are footnotes to his labors.
The all time greats are the one's who write a book on chess.( openings, strategy, defense, traps, tactics, theory and principles, and of course endgames) Sure, not everyone who wrote a book about chess is a grandmaster but we really should pay homage to those who did, even the non grandmasters who just print annotations in modern chess openings books, The U.S champs, Olympiads writers, chess weekly, the little people who tell the tale of the greats are the ones that are the best because they took the time to write the story. I highley doubt all grandmasters wrote a book with ideas of chess. Only a common few who live today like Kasparov, Yasser Seirawan, fischer, and the people who have written down notes from past grandmasters can be considered the greats. Magnus Carlsen is great too, but when does he have time to write a book on chess? Still young and actively playing making millions. No book... no time! Why are the older more experienced chess players like Kasparov have time to write books on games they played, and can still actively play if they wanted too? They have all the money they need to relax heck, not even 2-3 yrs being a chess grandmaster, can start a book. I also like to extend my thanks to Judit and Susan Polgar, their chess books as well as many have helped me be a better player. Yasser don't leave me hanging man, I relearned chess with his books 2 years ago and that is what inspired me to play chess again and his books came out in the late ninety's early 2000's. His books have so much to offer, Kasparov, great job on your books, B. Fischer R.I.P great job. Lasker,Euwe,Capablanca, Morphy, Andersson, Steinitz,Owen's, Larsen, Alekhine all greats too. And thanks to all who famously created chess variations= greats Whether French,English,Italien,Spanish,Indian, or creators of animal or royalty openings thank you!
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