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Who is better Paul Morphy or Magnus Carlsen


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #241

    MrDamonSmith


    pfren wrote:

    I was thinking that people have better things to do than comparing players which were born with a difference of 153 years. Apparently I was completely wrong.

     

    Yep phren, you were wrong.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #242

    VULPES_VULPES

    I think better question is "who was more talented - Carlsen or Morphy?" to which I'd answer Carlsen still.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #243

    chessredpanda

    hmm maybe you are right...

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #244

    55dipk555

    carlsen

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #245

    SJP_chesskid

    but nowadays there is a lot of technological improvement and our brains have evolved so if carlsen was in the era of paul i think carlsen would be more than a machine for them!so i choose carlsen and morphy see this game played by paul morphy and see the brilliancy!

    thus, this game shows morphy's brilliance but i still think carlsen is much better than morphy!

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #246

    varelse1

    Who is better?

    Mikhail Chigorin, or Tigran Petrosian?

    Discuss!

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #247

    Polar_Bear

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #248

    rdecredico

    Que es mas macho?

    Lightbulb or Schoolbus? 

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #249

    TheRocketKing

    I am better, superior, stronger, excellente, overpowered, than carlsen in my dreams!

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #250

    ponz111

    If Morphy was time machined to this month there would be at least 2000 people who could beat him in a match.

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #251

    rdecredico

    ponz111 wrote:

    If Morphy was time machined to this month there would be at least 2000 people who could beat him in a match.

    Morphy would be crushed by any modern IM.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #252

    Polar_Bear

    Paul Morphy had an amazing ability to learn new things from his strong opponents. In his match vs Harrwitz he lost first 2 games, then he won 5. In his match vs Anderssen he lost 1st, drew 2nd and then he started winning, but Anderssen also learned from Morphy, albeit slower, and fought back later with 1 additional victory and 1 draw.

    So if Morphy faced Carlsen in a match, he would lose 1-3 initial games and then turn it around. Therefore, Carlsen should win short FIDE knockout match, Morphy any other longer match.


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