24 ( +1 | -1 ) whats yours --greatest matches that did not happen . mine are Lasker vs, Rubinstein, Lasker vs. Pillsbury , Capablanca vs. Alekhine rematch AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ONE THAT ALMOST HAPPENED FISCHER VS, KARPOV. What are yours and comments . yours bluebabygirl .
I agree with your selection. I only would like to have had the opportunity to see a real fair matches between Karpov and Kortchnoi. Kortchnoi played with his family practicaly imprisioned by KGB, just to press him. That wasn't fair. I think that things would be different if Kortchnoi could have had his family with him. Karpov's behavior was unethical and repulsive. He could refuse to play under those circumstances.
15 ( +1 | -1 ) re -thanks to all ,,, now there are some matches to think about !!! karpov vs, kortchnoi and tal morphy - fischer vs. kasparov. thanks for the comments !! yours bluebabygirl
14 ( +1 | -1 ) I have a question for you BBG!Who would win? Morphy or Tal! And who would have the most beautiful game of the match? Who would have the most brilliancies? Who would you want to win?
16 ( +1 | -1 ) My "dream matches"Morphy - Staunton, Morphy - Steinitz, Lasker - Rubinstein, Alekhine - Capablanca, Fischer - Karpov and if we assume Fischer beat Karpov in 75, Fischer - Kasparov...
6 ( +1 | -1 ) MineBoby Fischer vs. Sanity. FIscher loses as he is insane!!
16 ( +1 | -1 ) I'm with ..Peppe all the way! I especially wish Fischer and Morphy had continued to play. I do believe Morphy would have made quick work of Staunton though ..
5 ( +1 | -1 ) PropablyThat is why the match never took place :-)
42 ( +1 | -1 ) re- thanks all you guys!!!to bellepheron my answer to your question is first 3-TAL,TAL,TAL but no.4 MORPHY !! to peppe_l very good matches ALL - glad to see you included fischer as his unproduced games are a true loss to the chess world!!! great matches to think about . i say one more and hope somebody will comment on this one - TAL vs. BRONSTEIN -- I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT. And who would win that one????yours bluebabygirl p.s. thanks peppe_l for your comments on this .
58 ( +1 | -1 ) r_lawrenceI agree with you that Morphy would have beaten Staunton,even the 1843 version,but I don't think it would have been a blowout. As a matter of fact,I think Morphy would have found it tough going against Staunton's plodding, defensive style. Staunton would have frustrated Morphy,and maybe Paul would get impatient,trying to force matters,which was suicide against Staunton. Howard would have won his fair share of games,tho his age,and rustiness would be the biggest factors in his eventual loss.
95 ( +1 | -1 ) YepIndeed Morphy had problems in certain type of positions, namely in closed structures. Also you have a point when you mention the possibility of frustration (it had happened before in times when Morphy had to play relatively good opponents who employed closed openings). Staunton was an excellent positional player and some of his games look surprisingly modern even now, for example many of the ones where he used his trademark English opening. Morphy was superior in open games and tactics and had an advantage of age. Nevertheless Staunton wasnt willing to risk his reputation by playing Morphy, and therefore used every possible excuse to decline all match requests. Eventually Staunton and his plotting was one of the reasons why Morphy sank into depression.
Now since I dared to critisize Morphy by claiming he had weaknesses (!) I hope I wont get traditional responses like "BS! Morphy was perfect chess player he would have beaten Staunton 100-0!" :-)
6 ( +1 | -1 ) itstal versus keres . bet tal would win . to bad both are gone now . later
19 ( +1 | -1 ) Tal vs. BronsteinTal played Bronstein a lot of times...
Their results checked from the 4 books with all Tahl's games commented in informatorese (yes, I'm nutty enough to own those 4 + Capablanca's 2)
+8 -4 =17 for Tal.
36 ( +1 | -1 ) brucehumthose tal -bronstein games were in tournaments not match . to me a match is totally different animal. too many other factors in tournament chess . match is more suited for determining better player . I personally love both players but i am thinking bronstein would have won considering if both were playing at thier peak. yours BBG
9 ( +1 | -1 ) itskasparov - alekhine . i think kasparov would lose if alekhine was not drunk . later
11 ( +1 | -1 ) the best gameI'd like to see a match between Capablanca and Fritz, that is intiution vs. calculation at the highest level possible.
30 ( +1 | -1 ) Hmmm....I dont know about the best game, but the best match bluebabygirl - invincible1 . Okay, sorry for the bad joke! But this may well be the best game too!
7 ( +1 | -1 ) on a serious note.According to me, the best match would be Fischer - Fischer.
He is amazing!!!
26 ( +1 | -1 ) please addBotvinnik - Keres to the list. Many people thought that Botvinnik was the best of his peers but that Keres was without peer. Without the government's interference Botvinnink, one of my favorite players, probably would not have been World Champion.
45 ( +1 | -1 ) to boggwell said I have discussed that very point many times with my dad's friends and all agree that Keres was his superior . just look at results of AVRO 1938. KERES OBVIOUSLY PLAYED BETTER THEN AND FOR MANY YEARS WAS THE BETTER PLAYER. I HAVE STATED MANY TIMES THAT ALTHOUGH KERES CHESS CAREER WAS GREAT SO WAS IT SAD - MEANING HIS BEING CHEATED OUT OF THE TITLE BY THE GOVERNMENT. YOURS bbg
20 ( +1 | -1 ) has to be...indiana-gay v indiana-gay
that would be one awesome game.
19 ( +1 | -1 ) Nothe most interesting must be
Indiana-Jay - Indiana-Gay
2 ( +1 | -1 ) ?who is this indiana-jay?
3 ( +1 | -1 ) Fischer vs Deep Blue
1 ( +1 | -1 ) Best Match.Ali v. Frazer.
3 ( +1 | -1 ) My most InterestingKremator vs. his alter-ego, Davidung
23 ( +1 | -1 ) to batmanWhy are you mad at kremator ??. be careful his name comes from cremater which he might just do to you!! lol ---- Never a blatman around when up against a batman!! SO-- Why sing in the shower when sobbing will do!! or is it soaping??? yours bluebabygirl
5 ( +1 | -1 ) #####################bluebabygirl vs. rubenstein she would talk him to death.. *******************************
8 ( +1 | -1 ) badjessie!Hahaha! With due apologies to BBG, I must say, badjessie has come up with a nice one! :-D
10 ( +1 | -1 ) Here's one...how about Morphy-Pillsbury? That would be,in the words of good ol' J.R.,s real slobber-knocker!
20 ( +1 | -1 ) best matchI would like to see.. fischer in his abslute prime (and i mean if he had continued playing and improving to this day) vs. whoever is stronger between these two:
kasparov at his highest possible peak potential kramnik at his