Who is the greatest chess player of all time ?? Bobby Fischer ??

Prometheus_Fuschs

 What about Botvinnik or Steinitz? They were fairly ahead of their peers at their peaks.

Reb

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ilovesmetuna
i wonder who Reb will vote for ? hehehe
ilovesmetuna
one bobby fischer!! there's only one bobby fischer! one bobby fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiischerrrrrrrrrr! there's only one bobby fiiiiiiiiiiiiischer.
JohnHS

 Would like to point out that no one would be quite as excited about Fischer if he was from Montenegro or something like that ... 

Ginkisen

I don't know 

IMBacon

Since "of all time" hasnt happened yet, the question cannot be answered.

alinfe
JohnHS wrote:

 Would like to point out that no one would be quite as excited about Fischer if he was from Montenegro or something like that ... 

That is probably true, but the same could be said about Russian and other ex-soviet players worshiping Kasparov...

ilovesmetuna
if fischer was from Montenegro, maybe he wouldn't have had as much interest in winning the Cold War.
josiahpower

dead thread

 

kindlestenssoro

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/the-turk-automaton

 

FLchessplayer

My personal favorite has to be Paul Morphy. 

His story reads like a script for a movie or a fairy tale. 

Learned chess at a young age. Grew up in a family of chess players, but NOT in New York. Went to Europe and conquered EVERYONE. 

Statistically ... it might have to be Garry Kasparov. (#1 in the world for like 20+ years.) Won - or tied for first - in every major tournament that he played in for a period of about 10 years. Played some of the best chess the world has ever seen. One of the most accurate players who ever lived. (etc.)