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chess_gamerguy360
there are many great plays such as Bobby fisher,Garry kasparov, magnus but these are just my opinions. Who according to the people playing in chess.com is the true undisputed goat of chess?
Vocaloid39

tygxc

Capablanca

Player975312121
Hmmmmm
1e4c6O-1
#3 it’s greatest of all time not greatest of their time
RideZen2

Magnus

BryantPark

Lasker - he was champion longest (I think) - and - he wasn't a chessplayer! He was a brilliant mathematician, and he did not spend most of his time studying chess. "Undisputed" ? That will never happen! Most brilliant ever: Bobby.

long_quach

Botez (I don't know which one is which). She's bringing chess back to the street, where it began.

Antonin1957

We have threads like this being created every day. This time, instead of just spamming names for 12 or 15 pages, why doesn't everybody post a game showing why your favorite is the greatest of all time? If you are using the phone app or otherwise can't post a game, just post the date and opponent, so we can look it up and play it. Let's make this thread something entertaining as well as useful. Something we can all learn from

AgileElephants

I do like goat cheese.

blueemu

pcalugaru

What the general populist doesn't understand.... is that through the decades, the top 10% all have had some form of photographic memory. (that is the one true talent you have to have to even think about making the top 10%)

You also have to take into account the modern ELO system is hyper inflated... that means to all you gen x'ers and generation alpha's: Carlsen rating doesn't mean much. (hate to break it to you, but the next WC if he is truly the best of the crop, will break Carlsen's rating peak (due to the hyperinflation )

You take Capablanca, Morphy, Lasker Alekhine ... any of those pre WWI & WWII gifted players.. and given their photographic memory and with what is available now (as far as chess information) given time to study the material, they will be outplaying the current top players. We are talking about people who IMO had a greater understanding of chess... having discovered much of it (previous generations learned it from a book.... they wrote the book.

AgileElephants

I still think that the goat of cheese is goat cheese

blueemu

I suspect that it's one of THESE goats:

The brown one in the top row looks like a London System player.

sawdof
pcalugaru wrote:

What the general populist doesn't understand.... is that ...

Thank goodness we have you here

sawdof
blueemu wrote:

I suspect that it's one of THESE goats:

The brown one in the top row looks like a London System player.

He mistook Bd3 for 'be the tree'

Antonin1957

Oh well. Silly me, to hope that a greatest-of-all-time thread on the chess dot com forum would actually be an interesting thread about...chess.

Chapanejo07

Is it really that difficult for you to fight the London system?

magipi
Chapanejo07 wrote:

Is it really that difficult for you to fight the London system?

Chapanejo07 contemplated long and hard where to post his question. Considered many topics, until he found the one titled "who is the undisputed goat of chess". Ah yes, this is the one! After all, it has "chess" in the title.

mystic_man2

hmm