Name your favorite chess player!!!


An explanation:  the era of these players needs to be taken into consideration.  949 believes that placing Magnus back in the time of Capa, Magnus can’t beat him.  No computer chess, no internet, where instant information is at our fingertips.

However, just thinking this through... what if it was reversed, and Capa was brought into the modern day?   Hmmmm, I’ll have to think about that one.  Either way, Capa and Magnus are very close.



Nobody else has played every great player in history. 

And i don't think he's even won a game in like 400 years yet he never gives up. You have to admire the perseverance.  


He's the Wile E Coyote of chess.

IronIC_U wrote:

You know, people like to side with winners.  Magnus is probably the greatest of all time, and if true, that will be pretty much indisputable if he wins the next WCC.

So Magnus is, to 949, only second to Capa, then Fischer, then maybe Alekhine ( he gets extra points for having a name that’s hard to pronounce).

alekhine, it feels sooo satisfying..,.


Mikhail Tal is in a close 2nd after me


Don't worry, I don't think he'll catch up now!


The mechanical Turk. Coincidentally also my favourite dance move. Move aside Travolta. 

IronIC_U wrote:

But, I don’t have any bad things to say about any of the greats.  They are, and were, all pretty good guys. Even Fischer.

Are you sure about that?


FISHER gave you the first world title, and brought forth, a MODERN game