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  1. 30 Jul '10 14:26
    In the top 10 players thread there were 5-6 players who made almost every list, but what about the rest? Tal and Smyslov were both mentioned as underrated, anyone else? No one apart from me mentioned Reuben Fine, but then he did have quite a short career.
  2. 30 Jul '10 14:31
    DUNCAN SUTTLES

    International Grandmaster and a Correspondence Chess Grandmaster!
    He could play 1.g3 and 1...g6 better than anyone. 😏

    Maybe he'll make a comeback for the World Championship?
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    30 Jul '10 15:03
    Euwe. He played some of the most instructive games you can find, but I think he receives the least recognition of all the WC's.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    30 Jul '10 15:43
    Originally posted by gorookyourself
    DUNCAN SUTTLES

    International Grandmaster and a Correspondence Chess Grandmaster!
    He could play 1.g3 and 1...g6 better than anyone. 😏

    Maybe he'll make a comeback for the World Championship?
    I love the guy- his games are a significant influence on what I play.
  5. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    30 Jul '10 15:52
    Lasker, Keres, Botvinnik
  6. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 Jul '10 17:23
    Keres and Fine were the big two that come to mind.
  7. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    30 Jul '10 19:14
    I have always loved this game of Euwe's, the last move brings a smile every time.
    He has a lead in development, and finds a way to keep more of his pieces active the whole game.

  8. 30 Jul '10 19:35
    Great game!
  9. 30 Jul '10 19:56
    Harry Nelson Pillsbury
  10. 31 Jul '10 22:41
    I think Spassky is definitely the most underrated of the "great players". It seems like all the legends (Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov) have a very high opinion of him, and yet amateurs never give him the credit he is due because of the "Match of the Century". I was reading Yasser Seirawan's new book, "Chess Duels", at Barnes and Noble recently and he thinks Spassky is the 5th greatest player of all time. Of course, I couldn't say for sure if he's top 5 material, but he's definitely top 10. In the last top 10 thread he wasn't even mentioned... Personally I love his games.
  11. 01 Aug '10 00:31
    Originally posted by DivGradCurl
    I think Spassky is definitely the most underrated of the "great players". It seems like all the legends (Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov) have a very high opinion of him, and yet amateurs never give him the credit he is due because of the "Match of the Century". I was reading Yasser Seirawan's new book, "Chess Duels", at Barnes and Noble recently and he thinks ...[text shortened]... 0. In the last top 10 thread he wasn't even mentioned... Personally I love his games.
    So that explains why new books look used at bookstores. Could you stop that?
  12. 01 Aug '10 01:19
    Originally posted by gorookyourself
    So that explains why new books look used at bookstores. Could you stop that?
    Even stranger: Chess Duels is shrink wrapped.
  13. 01 Aug '10 01:25
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Even stranger: Chess Duels is shrink wrapped.
    He must have opened it too!! 😠
  14. 01 Aug '10 01:27
    I go to bookstores so I can look at the book before I buy it. This seems logical to me.
  15. 01 Aug '10 01:33
    Originally posted by DivGradCurl
    I go to bookstores so I can look at the book before I buy it. This seems logical to me.
    He said he read it. Of course we all look first. He didn't say he bought it.