who was the best Russia chess player in the history

jrcapablanca_2
kasparov
chyss

Kasparov.

 

quietheathen1st

kramnik and kasparov both come to mind. after them, karpov, then spassky, korchnoi, tal, smyslov, if we were to consider only world champs, in my opinion. 

fabelhaft

”kramnik and kasparov both come to mind. after them, karpov”

Depending on the definition of ”best”, I’d have Karpov ahead of Kramnik if it was about greatness. The latter at best shared first on two rating lists while Karpov was clear #1 a whole decade. My top three would be Kasparov, Karpov and Botvinnik. If it was about playing strength maybe Nepomniachtchi and Grischuk would belong with Kasparov in the top three.

barondali

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hypermuddish

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power_9_the_people

It's impossible to know who was the best in history but it could be  Andor Lilienthal and Boris Spassky, ex equo with Tom Jones

https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/boris-spassky-2016-interview

Dynamic_Beast

1.Kasparov

2.Karpov

3.Botvinnik

4.Alekhine

5.Kramnik

6.Spassky

 

 

infestationPit

Kasparov