Do chess styles make the match the way boxing styles make the fight?

Do chess styles make the match the way boxing styles make the fight?

HughEMC
HughEMC
Jul 30, 2012, 10:44 PM |
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I’ve become addicted to playing tournaments lately and I’ve started to notice that a person I’ve clobbered would beat someone with a higher rating than me...and visa versa. This made me begin me to wonder "do styles make the match". As in classic boxing matches such as the Ali /Frazier, Ali/Foreman epics one could see the unexpected results of pitting certain styles against one another. Ali was beaten by Frazier the first fight and had all hell with Frazier the following two boxing matches. Ali defeated Foreman with a decisive knock out but Foreman demolished Frazier not once but twice. Are there examples of this in chess? I know very little of chess lore. Of course I know of Bobby Fisher and Kasparov and the historic East Indian player Khan is known to me but the great matches and rivalries I am unenlightened on. So i ask can any one give me examples of diverse styles clashing with incredulous results?