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Favorite Player? ^Chess

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Who is your favorite chess player and why?

I really like Mikhail Tal. I think his games are really like art.


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Widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players of all time, Tal played in a daring, combinatorial style. His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Every game, he once said, was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem. He was often called "Misha", a diminutive for Mikhail, and "The magician from Riga". Both The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games and Modern Chess Brilliancies include more games by Tal than any other player. In addition, Tal was a highly regarded chess writer. He also holds the records for both the first and second longest unbeaten streaks in competitive chess history.

"There are two types of sacrifices: Correct ones and Mine."  - Tal

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  • Eric McMaster
    Eric McMaster
    :

    Paul Morphy, one of the greatest American Chess Players. Paul Morphy was also considered one of the top players by Bobby Fischer who said he was one of the most accurate players that ever lived.

    Look up his famous game "Paul Morphy Vs Duke Karl: A night at the Opera."

    Kyle Van Horn
    Kyle Van Horn
    :

    You mean this guy?

    Image result for chess nakamura

    Jon Miller
    Jon Miller
    :

    "Knock, Knock.

    Who's there?

    Naka, Nakamura!"

    Waka waka...

    Jon Miller
    Jon Miller
    :

    I mean this guy

    Image result for chess nakamura

    Miguel Esteban
    Miguel Esteban
    :

    Jose Raul Capablanca, the Cuban grandmaster!

    Jack Caswell
    Jack Caswell
    :
    Comment Tal's games are the best to watch
    Bryan Calaway
    Bryan Calaway
    :

    I don't know any of these guys. I only heard of Bobby Fishcer. Searching for Bobby Fischer was a good movie.

    David Martin
    David Martin
    :

    Something about him saying the Soviets rigged the chess matches and he refused to play. Some of the Russian players agreed to draw with each other so they can save their energy and focus to play against Fischer. 

    Billy Tiesler
    Billy Tiesler
    :

    Why did Fischer disappear?

    David Martin
    David Martin
    :

    Bobby Fischer, arguably one of the greatest chess players of all time!

    Too bad, he disappeared so suddenly.

    Igor Vladimir
    Igor Vladimir
    :

    haha, chess is like boxing. Mental boxing with your mind!

    Charles Smith
    Charles Smith
    :

    This is like asking who's your favorite boxer?

    James Kim
    James Kim
    :

    How about Naka, Nakamura?


    Jose Barraza
    Jose Barraza
    :

    Capablanca is awesome!

    Anton Ivanov
    Anton Ivanov
    :

    Gary Kasparov is my favorite. He is a great tactician.

    "I try to play, always, beautiful games…always I wanted to create masterpieces." – Garry Kasparov

    Anish Pradesh
    Anish Pradesh
    :

    I like Vishy Anand! India's first grandmaster and world champion. His calculations are one of the best.


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