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maximus_pondus 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Dream Matchup If you could have any 2 grandmasters play each other in a dream matchup who would you pick?
rafaelluiz 14 ( +1 | -1 )
My favorites Tal x Fisher (in their best days, two truly attackers)

Karpov x Petrosian (in their best days, two truly defenders.

Rafael
blindio 2 ( +1 | -1 )
My choice Capablanca - Kasparov
weenink 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Karpov-Fischer To see what we have missed in 1975!
gunnarsamuelsson 92 ( +1 | -1 )
oops! Fischer once said; - Many of todays players have the idea that Morphy would be no match for todays players.....sigh....nothing could be further from the truth..(Sort saying a genious is a genious and cannot be treated as anything else..then a genious)Some argue that his games were not perfect, but remember that he knew who he was playing with...and intentionally made "tactical" decisions.


I would like to see a teammatch Morphy+Fischer vs Kasparov+Karpov..4 games after this 3 days! rest where they could talk to each in the teams, prepare for man vs man battle.

And then Kasparov vs Fischer draws do not count ..first to 5 wins no outside help..no rests 2h on the clock each. blowing smoke at opponent allowed or other tricks beside direct physical contact! This show would be broadcasted live!
maximus_pondus 23 ( +1 | -1 )
very humorous I like your idea about Fischer and Morphy. Those two could play a great game between them as well. I also like Morphy vs Tal. What an offensive minded game that would be
lightning_fighter 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Tal- the legend of attacking! Tal vs. Morfy or
Tal vs. Fischer!!!!!!
What a game that it could be for observing!
tulkos 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Well, How about Morphy, Alekhine, Fischer, and Tal, in their primes, vs Rubenstein, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov in their primes? YEEWOW! that would be something to see!
r_lawrence 6 ( +1 | -1 )
Tulkos I'm with you! Except, sub in either Lasker or Capablanca for Rubenstein ..
vietnamese_girl_18 57 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer of 1972 against Kasparov would answer the question of which is the greater player, perhaps which is the greatest player ever.

Fischer - Karpov 1975 would have been interesting-- to know what would have happened if Fischer hadn't lost his mind. It would seem likely, though, that Fischer would have won quite handily. Or Alekhine vs. any top GM of today...

However, my first dream game match up would be Vladimir Kramnik vs. Sarah Tran. He's very cute!

Sarah Tran
v_glorioso12 10 ( +1 | -1 )
CAPABLANCA vs. MORPHY!!!!! Capa. would probably stomp all over Morphy, but, it would be interesting.....
tulkos 13 ( +1 | -1 )
to see poor flattened morphy lose his mindearlier? I don't think it would be quite that one sided--- but It would be more fair if you let morphy study a little of the philosophies and studies of the day---
gambitnut 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Tulkos I like your idea but instead of switching Lasker or Capablanca for Rubenstein as R_Lawrence suggested, lets switch teams for Kasparov and add both Lasker and Capablanca to the other team!
borissmirnoff 28 ( +1 | -1 )
dream match I suggest Fisher vs Clemens Allwermann, the German amateur who secretly used Fritz 5.32 during his games. After this match, Fisher will suspect every chessplayer in the world of using a computer during his games, driving him even more to madness. :)
desertfox 19 ( +1 | -1 )
The name is Rubinstein not Rubenstein. In his heyday he could beat anyone including Fischer. They both ended becoming madmen like Morphy "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess".
zdrak 40 ( +1 | -1 )
I would like to see a 10-board match of the Soviet Chess School vs. Rest of the World:

Board 1: Kasparov vs. Fischer
Board 2: Botvinnik vs. Lasker
Board 3: Tal vs. Capablanca
Board 4: Karpov vs. Morphy
Board 5: Petrosian vs. Alekhine
Board 6: Spassky vs. Rubinstein
Board 7: Smyslov vs. Steinitz
Board 8: Keres vs. Euwe
Board 9: Bronstein vs. Nimzowich
Board 10: Kramnik vs. Anand

Predictions, anyone ?
tulkos 2 ( +1 | -1 )
tie? good choices.
brankort 59 ( +1 | -1 )
10 board match 1-kasparov.(sorry folks but he's been on top longer...fischer just a blazing light)
2-lasker..psychology over strict logic
3-Cap...Tal is brilliant, but Cap had no weaknesses...except for alekhine:)
4-karpov-steady defense MAY have nullified Morphy
5-Alekhine...in a match he would wear petrosian down
6-this is toughest to call....in his prime tho...i have to give nod to rubinstein
7-steinitz
8-keres
9-nimzo...but just on reputation...they both were very creative..werent they?
10-kramnik....for now
thats 6-4 in favor of rest-of-world....give or take 5 either way:)...great matchups all
maximus_pondus 19 ( +1 | -1 )
10 board match lets see i would go with
1-Fischer
2-Lasker
3-Capablanca
4-Morphy, too much offense for Karpov
5-Alekhine
6-Spassky
7-Steinitz
8-Keres
9-Nimzowitch
10-Kramnik

very interesting topic