FAQ iChess. Computers choose: Sure, there were periods in which rivals achieved superior results. How Mikhail Tal is missing here?
He smashed his opponents and then vanished. In 1857, Morphy participated in the first American Chess Congress which he won to become the chess champion of the United States.
I will never talk to you again because one of them dared to say Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi. The method for assesing the complexity of positions is described in detail in the original article see also the reference below. ChessBase 15 - Mega package. Who is the Best Chess Player Ever?
Anyway, he was also on top according to other criteria where we measured quality of play and was only beaten according to one criterion albeit a very important one , namely the quality of play provided that all players dealt with equally complex positions, by the present World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik.
As later studies of his games proved, his style was almost devoid of weaknesses.Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen
Anyway, many will find some of the results quite surprising. Lasker 9.
Let the criticism begin! He wanted to win a game against Fischer at all costs.
Before their match Fischer had never beaten Spassky and public opinion was divided, mainly depending in which part of the world you came from. He was an unofficial world champion, but definitely would be a world champion if there ever was at his time. Botvinnik is historically one of the strongest GMs and World Champions in the history of the game who did much top advance theory at top level!
Tournament record Anand appeared on the international stage in the early 1990s and won tournaments in Reggio Emilia and Alekhine Memorial in Moscow in 1992. But apart from the 1992 tourist match against Spassky, he was really dominating his contemporaries only in the matches of the 1970—1972 World Championship Cycle.
He defended his title successfully against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008, in 2010 against Veselin Topalov and again in 2012 against Boris Gelfand.