5 Best Players of All Time

needsablanket

Mine :

1)Bobby Fischer

2) Magnus Carlsen

3)Garry Kasparov

4) Tigran Petrosian

5) Mikhail Tal

Comment with your picks!

tmapool

1. Kasparov

2. Karpov

3. Fischer

4. Lasker

5. Botvinnik

goldendog

1. knights

2. bishops

3. gummi rooks

4. a nice juicy bone

5. fisher

beardogjones

The Capablanca, Karpov, Cram-nick, Carlsen lineage is pretty

awesome.     Alekhine-Kasparov lineage and

Morphy-Fischer lineage filled in the tactical cracks  and Tal

went out of the box!

marcweeks

needsablanket, Fischer first and Carlsen second?  I think a need for a blanket is the least of your worries!  :-)

First, Fischer won very few strong tournaments, and his record pales in comparison to even Karpov.  Chess Life once published a letter from a guy who had compiled info for so-called Super Tournaments (with average ratings adjusted for era), and Kasparov won two dozen, while Fischer one exactly one!  Karpov won about a dozen, as I recall.  Tal hypnotized players, Fischer made people ill, and Kasparov made his opponents pee their pants!

Regards,

Marc

fabelhaft

Greatest: Kasparov, Lasker, Karpov, Steinitz, Fischer

Best: Kasparov, Carlsen, Aronian, Fischer, Karpov

ilikeflags

prawneatsprawn was pretty good

StevenBailey13

1. Fischer

2. Kasparov

3. Karpov

4. Capablanca

5. Tal

assassino173

1.Fischer

2.Kasparov

3.Karpov

4.Capablanca

5.Aronian

StevenBailey13
assassino173 wrote:

1.Fischer

2.Kasparov

3.Karpov

4.Capablanca

5.Aronian

It was going so well until 5. ARONIAN??!!

assassino173

i like his style i think he is better than carlsen

Crazychessplaya

Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Alekhine, Capablanca

Crazychessplaya

Wasn't his first name Lenny?

Crazychessplaya

Yeah, he is quite famous, really:

Crazychessplaya

He was really good, but he had this weird opening system. Played f3 and then moved the king to f2 or something like that.

Crazychessplaya

I'm not all that sure Kowalski was Irish...

TreesHateYou

I played this guy once back in 'nam

hakim2005

1-kasparov

-karpov

-fischer

2-morphy

3-anand

chapablanca2000

1. Houdini

2. Rybka

3. Stockfish

4. Shredder

5. Fritz

jpd303

1. kasparov-dominated everyone but

2. karpov-tournament victories and title defenses against great players

3. botvinik-changed the way chess was played, iron will immense ability

4. Lasker- how long as champion? 27 years or so then immpressive results post championship era

5. capablanca- wow that man could play