Best to never become World Champion?

  • #1

    Now I know this thread has been done before, but I havent seen one with a proper vote. I will give a few options plus an other option where you can vote for someone who isn't there and in  3 days or so i will check the thread and see who won.

    Choices:

    Rubinstein (My vote)

    Korchnoi

    Chigorin

    Tarrasch

    Keres

    Reti

    Nimzowitch

    Ivanchuk 

    Sultan Khan 

    Other

  • #2

    Can I vote twice?

    If so, put me down for one vote for Victor Korchnoi and one vote for Paul Keres.

  • #3
    manfredmann wrote:
    liverpool007 wrote:

    Now I know this thread has been done before, but I havent seen one with a proper vote. I will give a few options plus an other option where you can vote for someone who isn't there and in  3 days or so i will check the thread and see who won.

    Choices:

    Rubinstein (My vote)

    Korchnoi

    Chigorin

    Tarrasch

    Keres

    Reti

    Nimzowitch

    Ivanchuk 

    Sultan Khan 

    Other

    You don't have David Bronstein on the list??

    Which is why I put other where you can vote for someone else and I will count those votes too

  • #4

    bronstine!

  • #5

    Korchnoi.

  • #6

    keres

  • #7

    I'm a 1400 rated player with only a vague knowledge of chess history.  I've never studied these players' games at anything more serious than a passing glance.  My chess skill comparable to any of these players is so ridiculously weak I have no business rating or judging them.  But, being pathetically under qualified to voice an opinion has never stopped me (or most people on the internet) before.

    +1 Ivanchuk.

  • #8

    kamsky

  • #9

    Keres.   And interviews with GMs from that time period will bear this out.  

    Keres absolutely killed Fischer in a couple of their games, at a time where no one else was able to even find equality.   

  • #10

    carlsen

  • #11
    juicysnail wrote:

    carlsen

    lol true...

  • #12
    Unmaster wrote:

    Keres absolutely killed Fischer in a couple of their games, at a time where no one else was able to even find equality.   

    All their games against each other were played when Fischer was a teenager. As 16-year-old Fischer won three of his five games against Keres, and they won one each after that, their last game being a draw in 1962.

  • #13

    what about Paul Morphy?

  • #14

    I'm surprised that Geller isn't on the list. Bottvinnik considered himto be the greatest player of the 60's and that he was better at tournaments than matches.

  • #15
    ihateparadox wrote:

    I'm surprised that Geller isn't on the list. Bottvinnik considered himto be the greatest player of the 60's

    In that case Botvinnik was wrong :-)

  • #16

    Bronstein.  Thanks.

  • #17

    Carlsen.

  • #18
    Scottrf wrote:

    Carlsen.

    Hah, but he may be ineligible for this list come November... :)

  • #19

    i know we shouldnt go by quantity but seriously it just has to be Korchnoi

  • #20

    Rashid Gibiatovich N

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