How World Champions Did It

Nov 17, 2016, 9:40 AM |

The classical "did it" joke with chess champions. I'm probably not the first one to come up with a variation on this theme, but still.

Steinitz did it strategically.

Lasker did it by partner analysis.

Capablanca did it with such ease that it almost became boring.

Alekhine did it energetically.

Euwe did it with a little help from his friends.

Botvinnik did it only on the condition that he be allowed to redo it if anything goes wrong.

Smyslov did it into his eighties.

Tal did it quickly and mindboggingly.

Petrosian did it by anticipating any partner's moves.

Spassky did it too independently.

Fischer did it from an early age and only on his terms.

Karpov did it by drawing strength from his glorious homeland.

Kasparov did it in most dominating fashion.

Feel free to add your own versions in the comments!