Trivia: Who's this player?

  • #1

    He had even records against 3 world champions, Euwe, Capablanca and Fischer. (One of only 4 players to have defeated both Capa and Fischer)

    This is probably his most famous game: (Black)

  • #2

    Eliskases

  • #3

    Geez, gonna have to find a tougher one, lol

  • #4

    The question was good. I'm just above-average for chess trivia.

    The tallest GM I can think of was 6 foot 9 inches tall. Can anyone name him or think of a taller one?

  • #5

    Smyslov?

  • #6

    Not Smyslov, though he was the basketball player among the old guard of Soviet GMs.

  • #7

    Kramnik ?

  • #8

    Not Kramnik. He must be the tallest current GM, right? Tallest world champ?

  • #9

    Nigel Short (190cm) ?

  • #10

    Peter Heine Nielsen 6ft 5 from Denmark

  • #11

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?

  • #12

    The recently deceased Miroslav Filip was 6ft 9 according to his obituary.

  • #13
    goldendog wrote:

    Not Kramnik. He must be the tallest current GM, right? Tallest world champ?


    Fischer or Smyslov were the tallest World Champs.

  • #14
    shambo wrote:

    The recently deceased Miroslav Filip was 6ft 9 according to his obituary.


    Yes! Filip was my tall GM at 6-9.

    A very strong player too as a 2-time Candidate.

    Anyone have a taller one in mind? Cite a source for height if you do.

  • #15

    Fischer taller than Kramnik ?  How tall was Fischer ?

  • #16
    kco wrote:

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?


     Kramnik is listed at 6' 6". He's the tallest current and active GM so far as I know.

  • #17
    Reb wrote:

    Fischer taller than Kramnik ?  How tall was Fischer ?


    Going by memory, Fischer was 6' 2".

    Pretty tall for the 1950s and 60s but still in the normal range.

  • #18

    Tal?

  • #19
    goldendog wrote:
    kco wrote:

    Kramnik 6' 10" ? Kasparov?


     Kramnik is listed at 6' 6". He's the tallest current and active GM so far as I know.


    Wow, I had no idea Kramnik was that tall! I though he was a fairly squat guy...

  • #20

    back in the late '70's and early '80's Karpov was 10ft tall AND bullet proof

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