Originally posted by RahimK
There's just has to be. Just look at all the confusing and arguing going on because of the 2 seperate championship titles. The fide and the world championship one.
Exactly. In another era, having two or three players vying for a unified title would have been exciting. Now it just adds to the confusion for the general public.
Kasparov will continue to cast a huge shadow over the game as long as people think (rightly at the moment) he is still the strongest player in the world.
This situation is not good for the wider public perception of chess. If you'd asked the man on the street who the world champion was during Fisher's reign, or Kasparov's, he might well have known.
No chance of that now.