Chess "doppelgangers": Carslen = Capablanca, but what about the rest?

  • #81

    i dont think Bent Larsen at his best could win against Fischer

  • #82

    In match play Larsen got beaten badly by Fischer but in tournament games he won a few times. So what i intented to say was that Larsen at his best could win games in tournament play against anyone and for some years i belive he was among the most winning tournament players and even the mighty russian top players who dominated before Fischer came along often had problems against Larsen. Thats why i suggest Moro as his modern "doppelganger" - both never got the last step to become WC but both were/are fantastic and inspirering players.      

  • #83

    Larsen was known for his fighting qualities and ablility to cause practical problems for his opponents, Moro is I think more known for his mercurial brilliance and sometimes paradoxical creativity.  If there's a doppelganger for Larsen these days I'd perhaps think someone like Mamedyarov.

  • #84

    christiansen and fedorowic, they both love to taste local beer when travelling for games ;)

  • #85

    King Henry VIII = Mikhail Tal

    Both loved to sacrifice their queens!

  • #86

    @varelse: +1 LOL

  • #87
    varelse1 wrote:

    King Henry VIII = Mikhail Tal

    Both loved to sacrifice their queens!

    Rofl

  • #88
    Likhit1 wrote:
    varelse1 wrote:

    King Henry VIII = Mikhail Tal

    Both loved to sacrifice their queens!

    Rofl

    ROFLOL

  • #89

    Heh.

  • #90

    Btw, if Aronian doesn't win the upcoming candidates tournament, it's possible he might be the reincarnation of Paul Keres...

  • #91

    Carlsen-Matt Daemon

  • #92

    Jaan Timman = Larry (three stooges)

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