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Member since Aug-30-10 · Last seen Nov-25-15
Here's my top 10 of my favorite players:

1-Tal (Great positional play with tons of tactics. Deep vision, amazing sacrifices and great complex games.)

2-Morphy (Very straightforward and combinative play. Master of the open lines and the initiative.)

3-Nezhmetdinov (Nice attacking combinations and impressive tactician; he's the Morphy of the 20th century. Nobody create chaos like Nezh!)

4-Fischer (Clearwater positional play, always straightforward. That's how chess should be played.)

5-Bronstein (Very creative and imaginative. Always entering into wild, unbalanced and unclear positions.)

6-Kasparov (Very versatile, precise and aggressive. Solid positional play with great feel for the dynamics. A sharper version of Alekhine.)

7-Nakamura (Not afraid to enter into unclear and dangerous position or to try something different. He's somewhat the Bronstein of the 21th century.

8-Velimirovic (Very deep and unclear sacrifices a la Tal and interesting openings.)

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

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

Special mentions to:

Smyslov (Precise, versatile and harmonious play.)

Kramnik (Great calculator with a good technique.)

Polgar (So much aggressive and some incredible moves.)

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

Yi (Very straightforward and good tactical vision.)

Tate (Nice attacker and impressive tactician.)

Nunn (Some amazing games.)

Keres (A well balanced attack and defense. Many great tactical shots.)

Diemer (For the BDG!!)

Oll (Awesome games!)

Morozevich (Not afraid to trigger something)

Anand (Remind me Fischer; classical and sharp)


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   DrChopper has kibitzed 71 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-16-15 Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1977)
DrChopper: It would have been so funny if Korchnoi had played under the Jolly Roger flag! What a shame!
   Apr-16-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
DrChopper: Nakamura has won a game recently this year vs Topalov. He has won some games in 2014 and 2013 vs Hao, Svidler and Ivanchuk. He has won vs Aronian too but Aronian has defeated him too and lot of times in the last 3 years. I think vs Carlsen and Aronian, it's them who impose their ...
   Apr-13-15 Nakamura vs Onischuk, 2015 (replies)
DrChopper: Marshall was more straightforward that any player ever, always going for threats and attack. He liked very much some aggressive gambits. Marshall had a hard time against the top players of his time (Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Tarrash, Tartakower) but was very effective against ...
   Feb-14-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) (replies)
DrChopper: He has lost more than 10 times vs him. At the end, all those wins by Carlsen has a big effect on the elo of both players.
   Apr-06-14 Tal vs H Skuja, 1965 (replies)
DrChopper: Rd3 seems to stop the threat.
   Apr-03-14 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
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?
   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.
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