I am FIDE rated 1526. My USCF provisional rating after 5 matches is 1808. I got my FIDE rating some time ago and haven't played for a while so its a bit low....
My favourite players are :
Garry Kasparov : For his risky and attacking play and at the same time his good handling of positional positions. If the rated players at that time were closer rated to him he would have definitely broken the 3000 rating barrier. A legend, and he will always remain one.
He was a fighter, and it worked.
Bobby Fischer : Well, what can i say about his play! Just look at the friggin game of the century- Awesome! Unfortunately he was a little eccentric or i daresay he was almost as good as Kasparov. I think he was way ahead of his time and people didn't understand the imporatance of his ideas to commercialise chess. He was the best figher in chess i daresay.
Magnus Carlsen: I love his risky and attacking play, he goes for the win most of the time. A young and rising star, and he is really talented.
I love attacking and risky play and believe you cannot proceed without taking risks. I seriously HATE the grandmasters nowadays who just draw draw draw. Come on man, why insult your own abilities.....