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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    26 Apr '13 04:29
    I vote for Akiba Rubinstein
  2. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:19
    Korchnoi or Reshevsky.
  3. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:21
    I take that back.

    Nimzowich or Ivanchuk
  4. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:22
    Oh wait. Judit Polgar.

    Too many choices. All great for different reasons.
  5. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:22
    D'oh! Magnus Carlsen!
  6. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:28
    Tal was only world champion for one year, but he was the greatest! Except for Bobby Fischer, who was crazy.

    Emmanuel Lasker!
  7. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Apr '13 06:29
    Wait, what was the question again?
  8. 26 Apr '13 08:34
    Originally posted by byedidia
    Wait, what was the question again?
    Robbie Carrobie was the greatest! Him and Bronstein.
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Apr '13 11:01
    Keres.
  10. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    26 Apr '13 12:11
    Morphy
  11. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    26 Apr '13 16:43
    Carlsen doesn't count because he will become champion this year
  12. 26 Apr '13 16:46
    Keres
  13. 26 Apr '13 17:16
    I'd also say Keres.
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Apr '13 18:33
    Originally posted by byedidia
    Tal was only world champion for one year, but he was the greatest! Except for Bobby Fischer, who was crazy.

    Emmanuel Lasker!
    ?? Emmanuel was champ for 27 years.

    I vote for Keres.
  15. 26 Apr '13 21:32
    More than once I've read that Akiba Rubinstein likely would have become champion except for the misfortune of peaking at the start of World War I, when tournaments were disrupted.