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ccmcacollister 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Greatest Matches Never Played ? What Great Matches would you most like to see, if you could choose any 2 players ever, for it? And you set the Match conditions.
ccmcacollister 120 ( +1 | -1 )
I'd love to see these . . . My match conditions would be: No advantage to either player in the scoring system. No rematch clause. First to score 12 points wins the match. In the event of a Tie, Both players are declared losers!
So I'd like to witness:
Lasker-Botvinnik; the psychological 'player of his opponent', in a Chessfight vs The
unperturbable Scientist of Chess, promoter of logic vs the board position.
Fischer-Kasparov at their Peaks, Obvious reasons.
Karpov vs Capablanca (!) The two great Artists of simplicity and conversion of infinitesimal edge into winning of a game. Perhaps Flohr vs Petrosian, in a similar .
Maybe a great Quad !? Or Rubinstein & Reti maybe?!
Pillsbury-Tal (!) For a real bench clearing brawl !
Pillsbury-Fischer , For Best of the West, and superb analytical skills to be deployed.
Headbanger Roundrobin: Tal, Pillsbury, Morphy, Anderssen, Bronstein, Vehlimirovic, Marshall, Mednis, Browne, Larsen
All-Arounder-Roundrobin: Fischer, Spassky, Botvinnik, Alekhine, Kasparov, Smyslov,
Also would love to see some great Thematics by the Greats. EG French Defence only, Sicilian only, Ruy Lopez only, etc ! Make it a Million Dollar prize fund for these, and watch the Improvements FLOW !! Wouldn't it be great ...
philaretus 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Let's remind ourselves of one dream-match that DID take place: Capablanca vs Alekhine, arch-representatives of the two main tendencies in chess. It turned out to be what has been called "a serious contender for most boring World Championship ever".
peppe_l 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Top 2 for me Morphy - Steinitz

Fischer - Karpov

soikins 26 ( +1 | -1 )
for me I certainly agree with peppe_l

Morphy - Steinitz

Fischer - Karpov

and in this fashion also:

Alekhine - Botvinnik
Morphy - Staunton

and all time Latvian best:
Tal - Shirov
bucklehead 100 ( +1 | -1 )
I think we need some more imagination here... ...though I think Fischer-Karpov 1975 would be a good one to wish for. How about Morphy-Fischer (pre-madness for each) with a Chess960 blitz (post-madness) tiebreak? I think I might also like to see a tag-team match of Reti and Nimzo vs some of today's top "innovators" such as Morozevich and Svidler. And it might have been useful to society if even an aged Philidor (d. 1794) humbled a young Napoleon. Might have made him stop and second-guess that "superhuman" sense he became possessed with at that bridge at Lodi.

From a standpoint of pure entertainment, I'd put the addled and penniless Steinitz in a tournament room with postwar Rubenstein, then pipe in some nondescript buzzing sounds. Steinitz would be trying to answer his phone call from God, and Akiba would be looking to swat the invisible fly. Under these conditions, the first player to actually sit down and move a piece wins.
baseline 17 ( +1 | -1 )
left out a few! :o) Von der Lasa - Morphy
Tarrasch - Steintz
Rubinstein - Lasker
Alekhine - Capablanca rematch
Alekhine - Keres
Alekhine - Fine
Alekhine Reshevsky
Botvinnik - Reshevsky
tomriddle 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Lasker vs. Kasparov
More: Chess
jjw109 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer vs Fischer. Of course the match would likely never occur because both sides would likely forfeit!
chrisp 11 ( +1 | -1 )
2 main ones for me Karpov v. Capablanca

Fisher v. Reti

Although there are too many tempters to chose from really!!
ormus 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I'm blind! Morphy vs. Koltanowski blindfolded

Capablanca vs. Alekhine rematch with the proviso of 1.e4 for all games

The undercard for this would be, of course, Sokolsky vs. Grob for the title of namesake to the most cultish, freaky-hypermodern opening.

xerox 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Me against fischer...:)
It would be great ever played a game against him...
soikins 17 ( +1 | -1 )
another one Steinitz vs. God
As far as I have heard there was only one game. :( I would like to see the whole match! Or has it been played and we just don't have the scores? Give us the scores!
snakeplissken 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Rudolf Charousek vs. Emmanuel Lasker Rudolf Charousek vs. Emmanuel Lasker

Emmanuel Lasker, chess champion of the world, once said in reference to Rudolf Charousek, "I shall have to play a championship match with this man some day."
calmrolfe 17 ( +1 | -1 )
another one Pillsbury v Blackburne........provided I get the rights to provide the Licensed Bar !!!

Both players were renowned whisky drinkers but it never seemed to affect their play.......