After 10 days of voting on the (relatively) strongest chess player, here are the results and some comments.
Thirty-one votes were cast (thank you to all who took the time) and The Winner is:
Garry Kasparov, with 14 votes (45%)
Bobby Fischer, with 7 votes (23%)
|Robert J. Fischer|
There was a three-way tie for 3rd place between Lasker, Capablanca and Morphy with 3 votes (10%). Morphy represents a special case in that he only played one tournament and a few serious matches in a period of less than two years, yet his dominance was so great that he received 3 votes in our poll.
Lasker played chess only periodically through his life, and he probably suffers from that fact, but he gets high marks for being at the very top for about 30 years. Check out his tournament record!
|Jose R. Capablanca|
So, to go back to the top, was Kasparov really so dominant after all?