March Madness G.O.A.T. (Round of 32)

March Madness G.O.A.T. (Round of 32)

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Sweet 16

March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck component to deciding who advances.  If 80% of fans pick player 1 and 20% of fans pick player 2, player 1 will have an 80% chance of advancing using a random number generator.

To vote simply pick one player from each match-up in a comment.  Votes will tally at approximately 12:00AM 3/22 PDT.

Example: 1a, 4a, 3a, 7a...

Feel free to also leave comments or persuasive arguments in the comments section.

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Full Bracket on Google Drive.


1A Garry Kasparov

   

1C Emanuel Lasker

 
 

 

   

 

8A Hikaru Nakamura

 

 

8C Judit Polgar

 

         

4A Veselin Topalov

   

4C Paul Keres

 
 

 

   

 

5A Harry Pillsbury

 

 

5C Levon Aronian

 

         

3A Vladimir Kramnik

   

3C Viktor Korchnoi

 
 

 

   

 

6A Lev Polugaevsky

 

 

6C Geza Maroczy

 

         

2A Bobby Fischer

   

2C Viswanathan Anand

 
 

 

   

 

7A Lajos Portisch

 

 

7C Boris Gelfand

 

         

1B Mikhail Botvinnik

   

1D Anatoly Karpov

 
 

 

   

 

8B Vugar Gashimov

 

 

8D Efim Geller

 

         

4B Magnus Carlsen

   

4D Tigran Petrosian

 
 

 

   

 

5B Wilhelm Steinitz

 

 

5D Boris Spassky

 

         

3B Vassily Ivanchuk

   

3D Vassily Smyslov

 
 

 

   

 

6B Mikhail Tal

 

 

6D Siegbert Tarrasch

 

         

2B Alexander Alekhine

   

2D Jose Capablanca

 
 

 

   

 

7B David Bronstein

 

 

7D Peter Svidler

 

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