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DrChopper
Member since Aug-30-10 · Last seen Apr-24-14
Here's my top 10 of my favorite players:

1-Tal (Deep vision, amazing attacker and great complex games)

2-Morphy(Opening genius and ultimate chess mind)

3-Nezhmetdinov (Nice attacking combinations; he's the Morphy of the 20th century. His style is insane, but there's not enought games of him!)

4-Fischer (A right middle of tactics/positions with an incredible vision. That's how chess should be played)

5-Bronstein (He's always in some weird positions and got many amazing ideas. Nice sense of attack. I love the way he moves his pieces)

6-Velimirovic (Very deep sac a la Tal and I really like his openings)

7-Marshall (Everything for attack and initiative! Great tactician and not afraid to take some risks)

8-Euwe (What a style! Majestuous! Impressive tactics and great attacker. Pretty rational mind)

9-Nakamura (Probably the coolest chess player on this present era. Not afraid to enter in some dangerous positions and to try something different. His style reminds me Bronstein and Short)

10-Kasparov (Very versatile, precise and aggressive. Owning everybody with class!)

Special mentions to:

Polgar (So much aggressive and some incredible moves)

Stein (Very interesting player. The right middle between imagination and rationality. Incredible defense for an attacker)

Emery Tate (Nice attacker and impressive tactician.)

Nunn (Some amazing games)

Keres (A well balanced attack and defense. Many nice attacking ideas)

Alekhine (Strange style and some nice tactics)

Diemer (For the BDG!!)

Oll (Awesome games!)

Morozevich (Not afraid to trigger something)

Anand (Remind me Fischer; classical and sharp)

:P

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   DrChopper has kibitzed 65 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-06-14 Tal vs R Skuja, 1965 (replies)
 
DrChopper: Rd3 seems to stop the threat.
 
   Apr-03-14 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978
 
DrChopper: Maybe but he decided to not fight vs a so easy prey. Anyway, interpret whatever you want but we will never know what Fischer was really thinking and feeling.
 
   Mar-31-14 V Neverov vs A Mastrovasilis, 2005 (replies)
 
DrChopper: What about 73.Qxd3?
 
   Mar-21-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
 
DrChopper: Sauron is not that much present in the books and in the movies even if he has a huge impact, so it's hard to describe his personality. Sauron is the representation (symbol) of evil and destruction. He's the big eye watching the world on the tower of his realm. He commands an army ...
 
   Feb-08-14 J Withers vs E Williams, 1846
 
DrChopper: 21.Bxh6 Rxh6 22.Rxh6 Kxh6 23.Qh3 win.
 
   Jan-19-14 Karpov vs Timman, 2013 (replies)
 
DrChopper: Well it's true that I have a huge preference on aggressive/tactical players, but if someone want to be better it's a must to study Karpov's games to have a better position and technique (it's the core of the game). Like I said before he doesn't take risks but he was always going ...
 
   Jan-13-14 Tata Steel (2014) (replies)
 
DrChopper: Yeah but some of you were disappointed because it was sure that Gelfand would have it. Chess is a sport with a lot of errors.
 
   Dec-27-13 Fischer vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
 
DrChopper: @Woodthrush I think there's a lot of ways to interpret it. Yours is fine too and other authors too. My opinion is based on which players are at the top and which kind of games and opening they play.
 
   Dec-27-13 Keres vs Benko, 1962
 
DrChopper: 31.Qe1+ seems fine for black. 32.Qf1 Bh2+ 33.Kg2 Re2+ 34.Bf2 Qd2 35.Rxb6 Be5 36.Rb4 and black have the advantage. Or 32.Kg2 Re2+ 33.Bf2 Qxf2+ 34.Qxf2 Bxf2 35.Kf3 Rxb2 and black have a huge advantage.
 
   Dec-16-13 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
 
DrChopper: So if you make blunders, it doesn't proves anything, but if you make mistakes you're just bad?! I don't see the point to compare blitz/rapid with classical game. The only conclusion you can say about this game is that Nakamura calculate fast and precisely in low time control and ...
 
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