The Best Player Never to Become World Champion?


  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #521

    dude667

    Samuel Reshevsky,another Great American player of the past along with Fischer,Morphy,Fine and probably Marshall.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #522

    Another-Life

    From Wikipedia:

    During his long chess career, Reshevsky played eleven of the first twelve World Champions, from Emanuel Lasker to Anatoly Karpov, the only player to do so (he met Garry Kasparov but never played him). He defeated seven World Champions: Lasker, José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, and Bobby Fischer.

     

    Frigging unbelievable!

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #523

    batgirl

    Diakonia wrote:

    My personal choice:  Sammy Reshevsky.  If the man could have just avoided time trouble.  

    Did you know that Reshevshy was a tremendous blitz (rapid-transit) player?

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #524

    DanielePonteranica

    Paul Keres

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #525

    beebo10

    There are more than one: Rubinstein, Keres, Bronstein, Korchnoi
  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #526

    AutisticPerson

    Paul Keres and of course, Akiba Rubinstein.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #527

    Diakonia

    batgirl wrote:
    Diakonia wrote:

    My personal choice:  Sammy Reshevsky.  If the man could have just avoided time trouble.  

    Did you know that Reshevshy was a tremendous blitz (rapid-transit) player?

    That i did not know.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #528

    batgirl

    Diakonia wrote:
    batgirl wrote:
    Diakonia wrote:

    My personal choice:  Sammy Reshevsky.  If the man could have just avoided time trouble.  

    Did you know that Reshevshy was a tremendous blitz (rapid-transit) player?

    That i did not know.

    For example, this is July, 1942 showing where Reshevsky came in 2nd by just one game behind the best speed player of the 40s, Reuben Fine:


  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #529

    N59690

    me...

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #530

    mdrahman

    herbanmusic wrote:

    I have two names- Paul Keres and David Bronstein at the time of his match with Botvinik... Maybe Reuben Fine would have had a real chance as well, at the time of Alekhine's death at the hands of USSR's secret police in Estoril, Portugal ! 

    And another player a lot of times underated was Pilsbury...Lord knows where he could have got had he not died...

    herbanmusic wrote: I have two names- Paul Keres and David Bronstein at the time of his match with Botvinik... Maybe Reuben Fine would have had a real chance as well, at the time of Alekhine's death at the hands of USSR's secret police in Estoril, Portugal ! And another player a lot of times underated was Pilsbury...Lord knows where he could have got had he not died...

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #531

    ClemsonTiger

    Pillsbury was destined to be WC but was a victim of his own lusts if the stories are accurate...syphillis is what ive read

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #532

    rbul_97

    Korchnoi

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #533

    ClemsonTiger

    Keres and Bronstein both seem to have been victims of their own government

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #534

    ClemsonTiger

    Has Carl Schlechter been mentioned? Drawing a WC match with Lasker was impressive.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #535

    ClemsonTiger

    In regards to Paul Morphy, i've always considered him to BE a world champion

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #536

    ClemsonTiger

    Official or not, he was head and shoulders above any other player at the time and he defeated all the other candidates for best in the world. Staunton clearly ducked him, so thats a non issue.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #537

    Another-Life

    Why don't you make 1 post with paragraphs instead of 4 posts?

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #538

    ClemsonTiger

    Wasnt aware i was in English class, does it really matter? I post thoughts as they come to me. Frankly i think youre nitpicking.


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