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Magnus: The Best… alive?…ever?

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Isabelfun
probably
Rooster-1992AIC

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TheJefe138

It's hard to say who the best is because it spans over hundreds of years. If Morphy had the internet, and all current knowledge of chess, what would that do to current rankings. I think a lot about who would be on the MT Rushmore of chess.

DogMallow

I think he's the best player that's ever played chess

cutoi2515

Beautiful

Antonin1957

Fischer, for all his negative impulses later in life, may be the most influential player ever. His championship match vs Spassky really caused a sensation in the US. Suddenly, millions of people who had no interest in chess began to follow the game. Some of them are probably still playing today.

dragonwings211
tygxc wrote:

Carlsen 2830 trails http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/PeakList.asp

Kasparov 2874
Fischer 2867
Capablanca 2857

yeah but he plays more consistently and Kasparov's peak was 2851 and Fischer was like 2881 peak and capablanca is peaks is like 2730 but I know it is a measurement but it isn't 100% accurate so

MariasWhiteKnight

Define "ever", really.

Looking at whats currently happening in regards to 8 to 12 year olds, I'm under the impression the next generation may easily break the 2900 barrier that even Carlsen couldnt crack.

Ulises-R

Interesante

ijcs779

platolag

If rating peak is adjusted for computer steroid use.. No 1. Fischer. Joint 2nd. Kasparov and Magnus.

Rooster-1992AIC

good answer

swimandchessyall
Idk maybe?