Who's your most favorite chess player?

Knights_and_Castles

Fabiano Caruana!

Flying-BIRDS_56

ALL HAIL TO MAGNUS CARLSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

davekasz

Bronstien, Kasparov, Tal

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Allison Mathias
What is the point of this forum even though I who I liked this forum is just a waste you will see
FloatingRook

I always really admired players who played very original and creative. And with creative I don't mean sacrificing all your pieces like it got tradition of all the underaged Tal-wannabes. I mean players who produce games that can teach you complete new schemes of positional or tactical play. Take the game Petrosian vs Unzicker 1960 for example. In my opnion there is more creativity needed to calmly march your King to the safe "pawn-knight-fortress" which you created 20 moves earlier, so you can start an attack, because the opposite king cannot copy your maneuver due to the open file domination you established, than for sacrificing another time with your knight on f7 (don't get me wrong: Players like Tal, Nezhmetdinov or Bronstein were absolute genuises, but i don't primarly admire them for their creativity (except Bronstein maybe) ). Another example would be many games of Nimzowitsch where he entombs his opponent, until the poor victim can't even move anymore. Long story short

-Petrosian (everybody who says he plays boring chess has no clue of the game)

-Nimzowitsch (eccentric and original)

-Ivanchuk (his brilliancy over Kasparov still stuns me)

 

 

darkunorthodox88
FloatingRook wrote:

I always really admired players who played very original and creative. And with creative I don't mean sacrificing all your pieces like it got tradition of all the underaged Tal-wannabes. I mean players who produce games that can teach you complete new schemes of positional or tactical play. Take the game Petrosian vs Unzicker 1960 for example. In my opnion there is more creativity needed to calmly march your King to the safe "pawn-knight-fortress" which you created 20 moves earlier, so you can start an attack, because the opposite king cannot copy your maneuver due to the open file domination you established, than for sacrificing another time with your knight on f7 (don't get me wrong: Players like Tal, Nezhmetdinov or Bronstein were absolute genuises, but i don't primarly admire them for their creativity (except Bronstein maybe) ). Another example would be many games of Nimzowitsch where he entombs his opponent, until the poor victim can't even move anymore. Long story short

-Petrosian (everybody who says he plays boring chess has no clue of the game)

-Nimzowitsch (eccentric and original)

-Ivanchuk (his brilliancy over Kasparov still stuns me)

 

 

by the ivanchuk one, you mean that french defense win vs kasparov? i love that game!

OldPatzerMike

 I have four favorite players. The absolute favorite among them changes from time to time. In no particular order:

Tigran Petrosian -- underappreciated world champion, with an incredible depth and beauty of play

Samuel Reshevsky -- underappreciated past master who could have been world champion. A close study of his crisp and clear play would benefit any chess player.

Albin Planinc -- one of the most creative players ever, he won the 1969 Vidmar Memorial as an untitled player, ahead of 10 GMs and 3 IMs, while continuing to work throughout the tournament at his day job in a bicycle factory. His career was tragically cut short by mental illness that led to his being institutionalized.

Svetozar Gligorich -- unable to afford a chess set as a child, he carved pieces out of cork. He spent his most formative chess years as an officer in the Yugoslav resistance during WWII. And he still managed to be one of the top players in the world for many years.

FloatingRook
darkunorthodox88 hat geschrieben:by the ivanchuk one, you mean that french defense win vs kasparov? i love that game!
 
i actually meant the one, where ivanchuk trades both of his bishops against kasparovs knights in a sicilian and then continues to strangle kasparov positionally
but i looked up the game you meant and that one is really brilliant too

 

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superchessmachine

Anish Giri. His style is solid and can adapt to the situation. I also can understand his play better than others

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Anatoly Kasparov