Who is your least favorite chess player of all time, and why?

  • #161
    MonochromeRainbow wrote:
    pfren wrote:
    fburton wrote:

    Least favourite? Aronian?? Why??? 

    He is probably an Azeri.

    HE'S AN ARMENIAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, of course - but I read pfren as suggesting that Bubble1997, not Aronian, is an Azeri (or has Azeri sympathies). However, as nameno1had said, simply hating all for what some or most do isn't right.

  • #162

    You just made nemo proud.

  • #163
    fburton wrote:
    MonochromeRainbow wrote:
    pfren wrote:
    fburton wrote:

    Least favourite? Aronian?? Why??? 

    He is probably an Azeri.

    HE'S AN ARMENIAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, of course - but I read pfren as suggesting that Bubble1997, not Aronian, is an Azeri (or has Azeri sympathies). However, as nameno1had said, simply hating all for what some or most do isn't right.

    Like Azeri star Teimour Radjabov said, when asked about Aronian: "The enemy is the enemy!"


     

  • #164
    varelse1 wrote:
    fburton wrote:
    MonochromeRainbow wrote:
    pfren wrote:
    fburton wrote:

    Least favourite? Aronian?? Why??? 

    He is probably an Azeri.

    HE'S AN ARMENIAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, of course - but I read pfren as suggesting that Bubble1997, not Aronian, is an Azeri (or has Azeri sympathies). However, as nameno1had said, simply hating all for what some or most do isn't right.

    Like Azeri star Teimour Radjabov said, when asked about Aronian: "The enemy is the enemy!" 

    I don't know the context of his remark, sorry - what exactly did he mean?

  • #165
    AlCzervik wrote:

    You just made nemo proud.

    Who??

  • #166

    @ Fburton

    Radjabov is Azeri (which is largely Islamic), Aronian is Armenian, (which is largely Christian)

    So naturally, these two tiny countries have been at war with each other for the last 4000 years. Or so.

    Not sure how it all started. But I am certain the origins of this conflict involved goats. Somehow.

  • #167

    I dont like Salo Flohr because he plays just like me but was more successful at it.

  • #168

    Jeez, that Chessmaster 2000 thing kinda reminds me of this pinball machine (used to drive me nuts):

  • #169
    MonochromeRainbow wrote:
    Though I greatly admire Alekhine's playing style, I'm Jewish, so I am strongly offended by his sympathization with the Nazis.

    And somehow Fischer's name never occurred to you?  Looks like you've got some reading to do.

  • #170
    AndyClifton wrote:
    MonochromeRainbow wrote:
    Though I greatly admire Alekhine's playing style, I'm Jewish, so I am strongly offended by his sympathization with the Nazis.

    And somehow Fischer's name never occurred to you?  Looks like you've got some reading to do.

    I don't like Fischer either, but for other reasons as well: He was a sore loser - when he lost to the King's Gambit, he published a bunch of stuff on how it was terrible.

  • #171
    varelse1 wrote:

    @ Fburton

    Radjabov is Azeri (which is largely Islamic), Aronian is Armenian, (which is largely Christian)

    So naturally, these two tiny countries have been at war with each other for the last 4000 years. Or so.

    Not sure how it all started. But I am certain the origins of this conflict involved goats. Somehow.

    Impossible Islam nor Christianity any where near that old.

  • #172

    Sure they are. They both claim to have begun with Abraham.

  • #173

    Besides, I am sure the Azeri and Armenians were both fighting back then, too. Just with different names, different churches, is all.

  • #174

    Islam started with Muhammad not Abraham and that is 1400 years old and Christ is only 2000 years old.

  • #175

    Kramnik because his style is very boring.  The strange antics in the match vs. Topalov doesn't help.  (I don't really like Topalov either.)

    My favorites:

    Capablanca

    Karpov (on the Black pieces)

    Anand 

  • #176

    OARNGISHBLUE:

    Gosh, darn it Gump! You're a Genius!!!!!!!!!

  • #177

    Anand,Fischer,Carlsen,Kasparov,Nacamura,Alekhine.......dislike them all !  Why should a handful actually know this game, while the rest of us strife to push pieces blindly around the board .

  • #178

    Yeah!  The uppity jerks!

  • #179

    I find it bothersome that someone would be jealous of someone else's success, but not desire their hard worek or dedication....it is like hating a guy because he won thelottery....shut up and buy a ticket....

  • #180

    That's a good analogy.

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