Originally posted by chessisvanity
he didn't have computers.
and nothing you can say can change that.
Alekhine looked at the board. he didn't ask his "seconds" for help.
he wasn't coached as a kid.
and he didn't have loads of databases looking for the best move at move 23....
Kasparov is amazing....but Alekhine is a God.
What do computers have to do with random chess? You think you need computers to play random chess?
Are you saying that Kasparov asks his "seconds" to win his tournaments? Sounds like you're accusing him of cheating.
I don't even care who is better, but I think it's funny when you make up an accusation that Kasparov has never played random chess so somehow that makes him less good - when you don't even use the same criteria to judge your "god".
I am simply saying the two aren't comparable. I would guess that Kasparov would have potentially been just as good as Alekhine if he was born from Alekhine's mom instead.