Originally posted by el gilYeah but would he have kept the standard up?
I'm just a 1442-player, so I'm asking to the guys in this site who really know chess deeply...
...as far as I can say, maybe FISCHER (for his precocity, and for the unbelievable things he's done in his short career)
Originally posted by mazziewagI did read an "anti-Tal" article where the author ran a bunch of Tal's games through Fritz and found that a bunch of Tal's sacrifices weren't all that sound. Still a Tal fan though.
Yeah but would he have kept the standard up?
No one can say who is the greatest ever, kasparov, fischer and capablanca are probably the three most people go for i think. Though tal gets a lot of support from the tacticians out there.
Originally posted by English TalIt's the truth... Tal was a good player, but against Korchnoi his results where often less then steller. Korchnoi's score against Tal is +13 -6 and 29 draws. Tal fan or not you can't argue that Korchnoi wasn't Tal's favorite person to play against.
Be careful what you say......
Originally posted by LordofADowninteresting.. or umm.. it would be if it was said by anyone other than fischer.. the guy who thought he could refute the KG immediately after losing to it. The guy who hated jews, americans, and everyone inbetween... I don't look at him as a credible source.
Bobby Fischer on Paul Morphy
"A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth. In a set match, Morphy would beat anybody alive today.”
"Perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived, he would beat anyb ...[text shortened]... enius... Morphy, I think everyone agrees, was probably the greatest genius of them all..."
Originally posted by ih8sensCapa..maybe....he got real lazy later in his chess career, something Alkhine picked up on...if didn't have that problem he would be the best of all time...after all, masters couldn't even give him queen odds before he had reached 5 years old
Tal is an amazing player. But in terms of 'best', I would look at who made the best move most often. From that perspective it's Capablanca without a doubt. In terms of ratings, it's Kasparov.
Any of those three could fairly be called 'best'. Tal, Capablanca, or Kasparov.