The best chess player in the world is currently Magnus Carlsen. Magnus is the reigning world chess champion and has been since 2013. Born in Norway in 1990, Magnus learned chess when he was five years old. He was quickly identified as a prodigy and became one of the youngest grandmasters of all time at the age of 13. Magnus has won numerous world championships, international tournaments, and online events.
Bobby Fischer (1943 – 2008) became World Chess Champion in 1972, after beating the defending champion Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. Taking place during a very chilling part of the Cold War, this match where a U.S. player challenged a Soviet Union one became highly publicized and was dubbed “Match of the Century”.
Former World Champion - and former top ranked player in the world - Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik was born in Tuapse, on the shores of the Black Sea, on June 25, 1975. As a child, Vladimir Kramnik studied in the chess school established by Mikhail Botvinnik.
Jose Raul Capablanca is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. He held a World Championship title from 1921 to 1927 until he lost it to Alexander Alekhine. Capablanca was known for his exceptional endgame skills, and ability to precisely play technical endgame positions.
Emanuel Lasker is an interesting case. Some people put him first on the list, and others put him toward the bottom. The major criticism is that he played infrequently. The major argument in his favor is that he was world champion from 1894 until 1921 — longer than any other player in history.
Now, if Bobby is considered the greatest chess player ever, up until 1972 Boris Spassky was arguably superior to him. Before 72, they played 5 games and Spassky scored 3 wins and two draws. in one of their matches, Spassky used an opening which is/was not used regularly in top level games and considered a weak opening and still beat Bobby.
Mikhail Tal was by far the most creative and ingenuous chess player of all times. If any player can really be credited with adding a whole other dimension to the game of chess, it has to be Mikhail Tal. He may not be the ‘best’ chess player of all times, but he is definitely the most brilliant and creative one.
Fabiano Caruana is a Grand Master with U.S. and Italian citizenship. In his youth, he was known for a very aggressive playing style where he was willing to sacrifice a lot of pieces. Today, his playing style is more varied. Caruana is a “Benefactor” Life Member of the United States Chess Federation (USCF).
Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. From the 1870s onwards, commentators have debated whether Steinitz was effectively the champion earlier.
Hikaru is a very good player, but it isn't decent or fair to refer to him as "one of the best chess players of all time." He's probably not even top 50 of all time. From the world's current elite, Svidler, Anand, Aronian, and Giri easily hold their own against him.
Smyslov learned chess from his father, Vasily O. Smyslov, a strong Candidate Master strength player. His rise was swift once he entered the competitive arena. The younger Smyslov won a Soviet Candidate Master tournament in his late teens, earning the National Master title.
IM (2001) & GM (2002) Sergey Aleksandrovich Karjakin was World Rapid Champion (2012-13); World Cup Champion (2015), Candidate (2014 & 2016) and World Championship Challenger (2016). Karjakin was born in Simferopol, Kramatorsk in Ukraine and learned to play chess when he was five years old.
Many of his theories on the principles of mobility and other aspects of positional play still stand as well, and today guide players of all levels of ability. Tarrasch also played consultation chess on the teams of Tarrasch / von Bardeleben / von Scheve / Schotlaender and Tarrasch / Harmonist / Heidebreck. Cf. Wikipedia article: Siegbert Tarrasch.
Alexander Grischuk is one of the best chess players in the world today. He was born on 31 October 1983. At the age 28 he has a lot of achievements, and we will shed some light on them now. Alexander started to play when he was about 10 years old, and become the U-10 world champion right away.
ARON NIMZOWITSCH (born Nov-07-1886, died Mar-16-1935, 48 years old) Latvia (federation/nationality Denmark) [what is this?] Aron Nimzowitsch, born in Riga, Latvia in 1886, came to prominence in the chess world just before the First World War. He was Russian Champion in 1913 (jointly with Alexander Alekhine) at St.Petersburg.
What do you chess players think about our Dutch Chess Player Anish Giri? He's a son of a Nepelase father and a Russian Mother. His father is working at a hospital in Delft, The Netherlands, his mother is supporting Anish at tournaments. His rating is almost the same as World Number one Carlsen when he was 16 years old.
Reshevsky won the US Open Chess Championship in 1931 at Tulsa; this event was known as the Western Open at the time. He shared the 1934 US Open title with Reuben Fine at Chicago. Reshevsky won the US Chess Championship in 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, and 1969.
All chess players encounter this situation in every single game. You are considering your next move and see numerous tempting opportunities. All the moves look equally strong, so which one should you prefer? What is the best move to play? There is no simple answer to this basic question.
In Israel, they mostly ask: ‘Great and what’s your profession, what do you do?’ I hope that there will be more respect here for professional chess players and their achievements” is what Gelfand has to say. Born in Minsk, Belarussian SSR, on 24 June 1968, Boris Abramovich Gelfand is an Israeli Chess Grandmaster.
Teimour Radjabov was born March 12, 1987 in Baku and started playing chess when he was four years old. He became an International Master in 1999 at the age of 11 years and 11 months and in 2001, at the age of 14 years and 14 days, he became the youngest Grandmaster in the world at the time, and the second youngest person after Bu Xiangzhi ever to become a GM at that time.
DAVID BRONSTEIN (born Feb-19-1924, died Dec-05-2006, 82 years old) Ukraine: PRONUNCIATION: [what is this?] David Ionovich Bronstein was born February 19, 1924 in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.1. Chess and Checkers Club. When Bronstein was six, his grandfather taught him how to play chess.
As Svidler is the lowest-rated player, the rest of the field might view games against him as a “must-win” if they hope to advance. This plays right into Svidler’s fighting style, so count on a bloodbath. He’s going to score wins and play spoiler to some of the other contenders.
Kamsky said something along the lines of gaining inspiration from the place you are in and the atmosphere and such. I can fully sympathize with what he meant, and he was dead right. In that bland village of Cham, the hotel was actually on the outskirt in a small newly built industrial zone right off the motorway where you could walk nowhere on foot (which is rare in Switzerland).
Alexander Morozevich is a Russian chess player known for this attacking playing style and reluctance to play for tie. He often utilizes sharp debutes, e.g. Chigorin’s defence and Albin’s counter gambit. His highest ranking so far is 2788 (second in the world), attained in July 2008.
Let’s talk about Frank Marshall. This man was U.S. Chess Champion from 1909 to 1936. He was a man who beat Emanuel Lasker once and Capablanca twice, a player who feared no one. He won many tournaments against world class competition. He was an American hero who dared dream of being world chess champion.