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Korchnoi. His games are a great study
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Mine are Suttles, Sokolov, Gligoric, and Karpov
What, none of today's players are among anyone's favorites?
Karjakin just played a wonderful technical win against Hou Yifan, and there are so many wonderful bright players out there now. Why must we look to the past for our favorites?
Who are your favorites at Wijk Aan Zee? For the World Championship? For the next 5 years?
Well, funny post from "SmyslovFan"!
I think each generation gets better and better in general. Top players today can beat the top players of 50 years ago.
Masters of the past stand out more because they were rarer back then. Now everyone has a brother who is a GM.
Well, there were lots of Carlsen supporters and I chose Chucky.
When Ivanchuk isn't playing, I just want to watch the top players. At Wijk aan Zee I want to see if Carlsen can put some distance between himself and the younger players coming up, and how Aronian and Anand fare.
Not only do we see many of the all-time best players active right now, they play each other with unprecendented frequency. The modern series of Super-GM tournaments is just outstanding. And they are all on the internet! It's a good time for chess fans.
I also like Chucky and Carlsen, as well as Kramnik.
Fischer, and Alekhine! What an aggressive Chess Mind, they both had! They recognised theTime and Space elements like no one!!
By comparison, Capablanca and Botwinnik are STATIC MASTERS of the game! But the STATIC MASTERS failed against UNIVERSAL players like FISCHER, TAL and ALEKHINE! Tal had won some beautiful king and pawn endings!
As a great agressive player,I always liked Frank Marshal. Never say die competetor,I think Lasker and Carlsen,are in that boat. ;p
Yep, Marshall was a great player. He even managed to win ONE game out of 23 in his match with Capa!
My favorite is no secret ...
fischer and kasparov,but not carlsen
ABF... anyone but Fischer... i am sick of hearing about him. The guy was a racist nutbar and I hold zero respect for anyone like that. I would say Karpov, just love his positional style.
Favorite player Fischer, NO ONE worked as hard at the game before or since
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