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  1. 17 Oct '07 02:10
    Although some will say that this is a "point-of-view" type of a question, there is an answer that is universally considered correct by most chess experts. (including myself teehee:>

    Ok, here we go:

    Who was (no longer alive) the greatest player never to win the World Championship?

    Who will win Davy Jones chess Challenge part 1!?
  2. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    17 Oct '07 02:14
    Originally posted by IDAVID
    Although some will say that this is a "point-of-view" type of a question, there is an answer that is universally considered correct by most chess experts. (including myself teehee:>

    Ok, here we go:

    Who was (no longer alive) the greatest player never to win the World Championship?

    Who will win Davy Jones chess Challenge part 1!?
    Dutch Defense
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    17 Oct '07 02:16
    Mikhail Tal!!!

    oh wait ... ah forget it he's best anyways
  4. 17 Oct '07 02:25
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Mikhail Tal!!!

    oh wait ... ah forget it he's best anyways
    I beg to differ!
  5. 17 Oct '07 03:20
    Paul Keres.
  6. 17 Oct '07 03:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    Paul Keres.
    I beg to differ!
  7. 17 Oct '07 06:09
    Originally posted by IDAVID
    Although some will say that this is a "point-of-view" type of a question, there is an answer that is universally considered correct by most chess experts. (including myself teehee:>

    Ok, here we go:

    Who was (no longer alive) the greatest player never to win the World Championship?

    Who will win Davy Jones chess Challenge part 1!?
    Akiba Rubenstein
  8. 17 Oct '07 06:10 / 1 edit
    Uh, problem is that Tal was champion. Keres too I think.
  9. 17 Oct '07 06:11
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Akiba Rubenstein
    I beg to differ!
  10. 17 Oct '07 07:20
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Uh, problem is that Tal was champion. Keres too I think.
    Paul Keres never won the World Championship and is a good candidate for best player never to have done so.
  11. 17 Oct '07 07:27 / 1 edit
    Three spring to mind: Rubinstein, Keres and Bronstein.
    I'd probably go for Bronstein.
  12. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    17 Oct '07 08:15
    Originally posted by IDAVID
    Although some will say that this is a "point-of-view" type of a question, there is an answer that is universally considered correct by most chess experts. (including myself teehee:>

    Ok, here we go:

    Who was (no longer alive) the greatest player never to win the World Championship?

    Who will win Davy Jones chess Challenge part 1!?
    Richard Reti
  13. 17 Oct '07 09:07
    Originally posted by Kepler
    Richard Reti
    That's an interesting choice, I never really thought of him as being a possible World Championship candidate, Capablanca, Alekhine and Lasker were much better than him for just about his entire career and I'd rate Rubinstein as a better player as well.

    How about Harry Pillsbury, he doesn't seem to get talked about much nowadays (maybe it's different in America), but I reckon he would have been World Champion for years if it wasn't for Lasker.
  14. 17 Oct '07 09:10
    Would our Nigel Short be a candidate as a possible champion if it weren't for Kasparov keeping him away.
  15. 17 Oct '07 09:21
    Originally posted by Mahout
    Would our Nigel Short be a candidate as a possible champion if it weren't for Kasparov keeping him away.
    No. He was never in Kasparov or Karpov's league (although he managed to beat the latter in a short, so to speak, match). Ivanchuck was probably better than Short at that time as well and maybe even Anand (though he was still nowhere near his peak).