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Fischer also said "Genius. It's a word. What does it really mean? If I win I'm a genius. If I don't, I'm not."
So, genius=wins games.
And greatest genius= greatest at winning.
But enough- we can't be certain what he meant. Forget it! Vulcan mind meld!
Its too bad Pillsbury died at a fairly young age. His tournament victory at Hastings was one of the biggest shockers in all of chess history. It would have been great if he had had a world championship match but such is life. A Fischer-Karpov match also would had been nice.......I always prefer the topic of who is your favorite rather than who is the "best". There are so many different ways to evaluate world champions that is impossible to come to a clear answer.
Pillsbury definitely had talent. We'll never know how good he could have been. He really did have the good excuse that he partied too much.
Tarrasch is the strongest chess player who ever lived.
Garry Kasparov has PROVEN his dominance over the years so he gets my vote
Fischer was too hard on himself. He was playing against other geniuses and if he loses he was careless enough to overlook something or the opponent understood the intricacies of the position better or even inappropriately trying to win from a drawn position, and end up losing.
Also, Carlsen is the greatest ever, his mastery of endgames and applying psychological pressure to win from drawn positions is simply fantastic. He should play against Komodo 8 attached to the most powerful current supercomputer.
it's obviously the guy who mated his opponents the quickest.
the quickest mate possible is the fools mate, so there you have your answer; it must be fool. scholar ain't a bad player neither.
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