Who are the all time best at home opening prepares?

chessteenager

My vote goes to Kasparov, Fischer, and Ivanchuk.

 

Ivanchuk is known for playing every opening and knowing it deeply, kasparov and fischer are self explanatory 

Estragon

I would add Anand to the list.  Not so much in his younger days, but in the last dozen years or so he has out-prepared his competition consistently.

No one matches Kasparov for novelties which change the evaluation of a line, though.

chessteenager

What is a novelty btw? i hear that word thrown around a lot!

Estragon

It's short for "theoretical novelty" or "TN" as they were marked in the early days of the Chess Informant, the first publication to make large numbers of current master games available.

It means a "new move" - one played for the first time in that position.

chessmaster102

Fischer or KAasparov I'd say its Kasparov tho

Moyuba

no votes for botvinnik?