For a long time I've been looking for a strong player who's style I wish to emulate and who plays the same openings as me. At long last I think I have found him.
Rafael Vaganian played the English as white almost exclusively, he was a dedicated french defence player his whole career, and he played the Benko gambit a great deal as well! I love this guy!!
He has an active, aggressive style and has won 30 tournaments in his many years playing chess. He has been a world championship candidate twice, and he has a super cool name!!
This guy is my chess god, I have go to track down a games collection of his.