March Madness G.O.A.T. (Sweet 16)

March Madness G.O.A.T. (Sweet 16)

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VOTING CLOSED.  HEAD TO THE ELITE 8.

 

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 3/24 PDT.

Example: 1a, 3a, 1b, 2b, etc.

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

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Full Bracket on Google Drive.  Round 1.

Round 1 Upsets: Aronian (46% chance) over Keres. 

1A Garry Kasparov

   

1C Emanuel Lasker

 
         
         
         

4A Veselin Topalov

   

5C Levon Aronian

 
         

3A Vladimir Kramnik

   

3C Viktor Korchnoi

 
         
         
         

2A Bobby Fischer

   

2C Viswanathan Anand

 
         

1B Mikhail Botvinnik

   

1D Anatoly Karpov

 
         
         
         

4B Magnus Carlsen

   

5D Boris Spassky

 
         

6B Mikhail Tal

   

3D Vassily Smyslov

 
         
         
         

2B Alexander Alekhine

   

2D Jose Capablanca

 

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