Who is the best chess player in the world?

kiwichesskiwi

This pretty much says it better than anyone here ever can.

Sorry if it has been mentioned somewhere in this very long and popular forum.

"Chess Oscar is an international award given to the best chess player every year. The winner is selected by a poll of chess experts across the world, including Grandmasters." 

It's Carlsen 2009, 2010, 2011 and no reason to think it wont be 2012 also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Oscar

kiwichesskiwi

Yes only that's if you make the assumption that  the question implies "living best player" and not "current best player".  I would think that since we are talking about living players, sense would suggest we also mean current best player. I am a great Kasparov fan but, if Carlsen and Kasparov were to play today.  Who would win?  I think that is actual and the most pertinent question.  Who is the world's current best player if they played today!!  That should be the title of this forum. It's Carlsen.

SmyslovFan

Great. A discussion of  the meaning of the word "is". Didn't we do that before?

ilikecapablanca

Pfft!

Estragon
kiwichesskiwi wrote:

Yes only that's if you make the assumption that  the question implies "living best player" and not "current best player".  I would think that since we are talking about living players, sense would suggest we also mean current best player. I am a great Kasparov fan but, if Carlsen and Kasparov were to play today.  Who would win?  I think that is actual and the most pertinent question.  Who is the world's current best player if they played today!!  That should be the title of this forum. It's Carlsen.

If they played today, certainly Carlsen.  But Kasparov is still young enough to regain his sharpness by playing a few tournaments over a year or two.  Then, it would be interesting for a number of years, but I expect Carlsen would surpass him at some early point.

royalbishop
Estragon wrote:
kiwichesskiwi wrote:

Yes only that's if you make the assumption that  the question implies "living best player" and not "current best player".  I would think that since we are talking about living players, sense would suggest we also mean current best player. I am a great Kasparov fan but, if Carlsen and Kasparov were to play today.  Who would win?  I think that is actual and the most pertinent question.  Who is the world's current best player if they played today!!  That should be the title of this forum. It's Carlsen.

If they played today, certainly Carlsen.  But Kasparov is still young enough to regain his sharpness by playing a few tournaments over a year or two.  Then, it would be interesting for a number of years, but I expect Carlsen would surpass him at some early point.


This is the same as another forum a months ago and your words are almost exactly word for word as my friend said a month ago. nice try.

royalbishop

Estragon list your references when you leave comments.

Estragon
royalbishop wrote:

Estragon list your references when you leave comments.

Ariel Mengarini would vouch for me, but unfortunately he is currently deceased.  Or were you asking for credit references?

royalbishop
Estragon wrote:
royalbishop wrote:

Estragon list your references when you leave comments.

Ariel Mengarini would vouch for me, but unfortunately he is currently deceased.  Or were you asking for credit references?


Now i know to only take cash from you and not credit.

I heard those almost exact words about a week ago.

Estragon
royalbishop wrote:
Estragon wrote:
royalbishop wrote:

Estragon list your references when you leave comments.

Ariel Mengarini would vouch for me, but unfortunately he is currently deceased.  Or were you asking for credit references?


Now i know to only take cash from you and not credit.

I heard those almost exact words about a week ago.

Did the voices give you any stock tips?

royalbishop

Best player?  More like most popular player be honest. That is who would win. Then to defend your choice by some stats.

InfiniteFlash

The chess world is in chaos, when anand has only won 4 professionally rated games in the past 365 days.

royalbishop

I hope he wins 0 in the next 800 days. Nothing against him just his loyal supporters. They need to be brought down a notch or 2.

royalbishop

So do I ! lol

MagnusDrewKasparov

tal for his awsome sacrifices and for being the best aggressive chess player ever ,carlsen for the highest rating ever and kasparov for his 20 years of being the champ and for one year of going undefeated !!! not a big fan of fischer !!! so nope to fischer !!

royalbishop

Problem solved ..... no way to argue with that one.

kiwichesskiwi

I can't believe that this has gone on for 7 pages lol  It's CARLSEN duh.

Carlsen and finished.

pastakinglegend

Really, Stevie 65 is still doing rather well

royalbishop

I though  George Bush was......

Man that guy can manipulate a  situation.

Rasparovov

Houdini