Top 10 Best Chess Players


The Top Ten

1 Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer

If all he had to do was play chess, his placement at the top of the list would be unquestioned. Imagine how many brilliancies he would have demonstrated had he continued competitive chess at the top level for the rest of his career - his contributions to our understanding of the game would have been immense. Fischer's issues away from the board are a tragedy to the chess world as well as an embarrassment to his legacy, but don't let them distract you from his undeniable, overwhelming ability to win chess games.

An absolute genius. not only his moves but also his sacrifices

He's the ideal person, taught us to to become unorthodox...

The greatest

V 14 Comments
2 Garry Kasparov

While I have an immense amount of respect for Fischer and Morphy as players, my vote has to go for Kasparov. Not only a dominant force in Chess for 30 years, Kasparov has continued to grow interest in chess after his retirement. Kasparov has been able to balance his brilliance in chess with other aspects of his life. His voice in opposition to Putin makes him one of my personal heroes, regardless of his chess skills. - ignoble

Worlds greatest chess player and always will be.
He was born for chess no doubt

Even the admin mentioned him in one of his blogs! - booklover1

Garry kasparov is the best chess player

V 6 Comments
3 Jose Capablanca

Very good chess player and has very good tactics - ifgy

Very good player and very good moves - ifgy

Capablanca could feel the chess
He was awesome

Very often I play through one of Capa's games and after 20-30 moves come to the realization that his opponent is totally lost for apparently no discernible reason. It's comforting to know that GM analysts have the same problem.

4 Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is the best chess player. He is ranked number 1. - Wastexsas

Magnus Carlsen is the best player of all time.

Did this not get settled by a computer?

The best player of all time!

V 12 Comments
5 Mikhail Tal

He's my favourite chess player cause of his attacking style. So wild and but has meaningful tactics

Best attacking player of all time

6 Anatoly Karpov

Bobby Fischer was brilliant, but come on. Karpov at his prime vs Fischer at his prime is a blowout. Karpov's positional understanding would overwhelm Fischer.

If he could get kasparov out of his preparation more often kasparov would have never become the champ

7 Paul Morphy

Great chess talent & most spectacular moves & games.

In today's standards he wouldn't be the best but he was the most talented chess player ever.

He is genius

Morphy is not agenus put a marcle

V 1 Comment
8 Emanuel Lasker

Double Bishop Sacrifice: Amazing!

Only Player who use "mind game"

9 Viswanathan Anand

I and my paternal grandfather loves his tricks. my grandfather always plays in my tablet on the highest levels and wins the tablet

God of Indian chess and 5-time World Champion in modern era

He is really a very good player in chess and he made india to fell proud since he is in top 10 and in 7 place

My idle but why did he took to much time with Amir Khan? Why?

V 7 Comments
10 Danny Kopec

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11 Alexander Alekhine

He's great! He's game made extra ordinary brilliant combination! - bishops

V 2 Comments
12 Vladimir Kramnik

Only one who has better record against Kasparov

13 Vassily Ivanchuk

Every game is more interesting if vassily ivanchuk is one of the players

How is he not number 1?

The best player

Great player

V 9 Comments
14 Mikhail Botvinnik

Botvinnik won a lot of games with tricky but not terribly deep tactics.

15 Wilhelm Steinitz
16 Wesley So

Best he will be world champion in 2018

Because he's a Filipino..

Yes he will beat Aronion to face magnus

He is the best us chmapion for 10 years destroyed carlsen and Nakamura his best match was in speed chess with Giri he also beat Aronion and Grishuk.

17 Tigran Petrosian

Master of positional play,defeated botvinick and spassky

18 Boris Spassky

Should be at least top 8

19 Sean Carpenter

Sean isn't that good, he only thinks he is because he's special, (he has male and female parts! )

Most Skilled at chess in history of chess and the world

So good couldn't beat him myself

A total loser

V 6 Comments
20 Viktor Korchnoi
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