Was Karpov ever the best player in the world?

kindaspongey
Savage47 wrote:
kindaspongey wrote:
gingerninja2003 wrote:
Savage47  wrote:

Fischer was playing 2900 level chess in the early 70s. ...

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How many think that Fischer's rating was ever up to 2800?

... and I explained earlier why his rating 2785 (which is pretty close to 2800 anyway) ...

But somewhat less close to "2900"?

The-Camptown-Kitteh

factor in rating inflation and bobs yer teapot. the rating system gives you points according to the ratings of who you beat, but not HOW they were destroyed!

gingerninja2003
The-Camptown-Kitteh wrote:

factor in rating inflation and bobs yer teapot. the rating system gives you points according to the ratings of who you beat, but not HOW they were destroyed!

If you 'destroyed' an opponent, that implies that they made many errors and not that you played amazingly.

The-Camptown-Kitteh

no man, that’s a pile of dick. you look at too much engine plonk, we will have to totally disagree thumbdown.png

SpiderUnicorn

Karpov is much stronger than you @Savage47. Are you being jealous?? If you want to get to his level talking nonsense about him won't help. You really have to work hard on chess like how he did. Fischer didn't even play in the 1980s. The first time he played competitive chess after he forfeited his title to Karpov in 1975 was in 1992 in a match against Spassky. 

SpiderUnicorn

Karpov is already over 2700, that is already a mark of his good he is, and he even managed to become the World Champion, which means he is the strongest player in the world during that period. He might not be the strongest of ALL TIME, but he is definitely World no. 1 for several years, and that is great enough to outrank most others! I do not see why you complain.