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Fisher is greatest because he did it on his own. Carlsen had Kasparov giving him homework assignments. Karpov, Kasparov and that ilk had the best players in the world prepping them for games and matches. Back then when games were adjourned, Fisher was up all night studying and others had analysis handed to them after a full nights sleep. Fisher had Lombardy! There was a recent article in Chess Life discussing a loss Fisher had in a game against a Soviet Player. Fisher was in the US and the Soviet was in Cuba. The night before Smyslov prepared the line for the Soviet who spent the night getting drunk. The Soviet played a "brilliant inovation" and won. He late admitted that he remembered Smyslov told him the sacrafice worked, so he took it on faith and played it.
The Soviets often did not need to work very hard as their games were sometimes pre-arranged. Being able to save ones strength is a benefit that could not be under valued.
Nakamura is like Fisher in that it really seems that he has not had the benefit of super strong trainers to learn from. He just does not have Fisher's talent.
What, disregarding the Soviet masters or Nakamura?
Racist? Against whom?? I simply give more credit to someone who made it on their own. I find that more remarkable. It is my opinion that Fisher had more natural talent than Nakamura (who I know and respect).
BTW I think Capablanca is a close 2nd. He might have been first, but he did not have the obstacles and conspiracies to deal with.
nakamura really achieved a lot
yup! he had a good foundation, but then took off from there. he is missing something in his training now to take the next big step. it does not seem he can win a match against most top players
Put all these great masters (who are at their prime strength) together and play 1 round of blitz, 5 minute chess and standard....who will come out on top?
fisher dominated his comtemporaries at a greater rate. Carlsen is getting there. Nakamura dominated the US, but when he went abroad, not so much.
well nakamura was still champion in fischer random
he has beaten aronian in the final, what is no small feat
i guess i am not up to date on nakamura's acomplishments.
I dont think players still making their stamp can really be part of the "all time greatest" conversations.
capablanca as he had a natural chess brain. the others just worked hard while he actually had the talent
I think the greatest ever was Garry Kasparov followed closely by Fischer
Far more interesting: Who was the worst player of all time?
Is still too early to call Magnus the best, yet.
Though history may well prove that correct.
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
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