Who is better Paul Morphy or Magnus Carlsen

  • #261

    Magnus Morphy is better than Paul Carlsen.

  • #262
    Ridiculous thread ... Of course Magnus would beat a straight-up Morphy of 1862. However, I think Morphy would probably win if he was given 10 minutes to prepare.
  • #263

    Morphy. Americans are undefeated in World Wars.   What the hell has Norway ever done?

  • #264
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Norway has being humane, avoiding any big wars, Norway hasnt bombed other countries nor throwed at them orange agent.

     

    Settle down Mexico or we'll have to burn Santa Anna's wooden leg.

  • #265
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Settle down USA  or we will have to stop selling you drugs. (Sorry CIA)

    No!  You win.

  • #266

    It would be a good match together

  • #267

    Make an account named Paul Morphy and Magnus Carlsenhappy.png

  • #268
    Snookslayer wrote:
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Norway has being humane, avoiding any big wars, Norway hasnt bombed other countries nor throwed at them orange agent.

     

    Settle down Mexico or we'll have to burn Santa Anna's wooden leg.

    I haven't met too many people who know about Santa Anna's difficutlies, including his prosthesis.  Nice to meet you.
    +1

  • #269
    batgirl wrote:
    Snookslayer wrote:
    BronsteinPawn wrote:

    Norway has being humane, avoiding any big wars, Norway hasnt bombed other countries nor throwed at them orange agent.

     

    Settle down Mexico or we'll have to burn Santa Anna's wooden leg.

    I haven't met too many people who know about Santa Anna's difficutlies, including his prosthesis.  Nice to meet you.
    +1

    Remember the Alamo!

  • #270

    Israel is genocidal mob and army for fun, play the heck of others into bones.

    Killing other races for fun

  • #271

    If Magnus lived in Morphy's day, Morphy would soundly beat him. If Morphy lived today, he would probably be an astrophysicist and rarely play chess.

  • #272

    He might even be a historian.

  • #273

    They are exactly equal

  • #274
    Snookslayer wrote:

    Morphy. Americans are undefeated in World Wars.   What the hell has Norway ever done?

    Google "Norway Heavy Water" and you might learn WHY the Americans ended up on the winning side.

  • #275

    They are both great. Morphy would easily be top 5 today imho.

  • #276

    It is very creative to think who is better, but, it is stupid simple to choose one of them.

    Imagine this picture: Leonardo da Vici in his forties, today with laptop and internet for one or six months. What would he able to make?

    Next: who is better singer Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza or Pavarotti? All dead, but with some covered time.

    At the end: who is better leader: Julius Caesar or Adolf Hitler?

    As you see, we have to think a little bit wider? 

  • #277

    Most people would not hesitate in choosing Caesar. He has a much better reputation. Singers are also not necessarily a great example, the arts and chess are quite different in some ways.

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