There are some statistical methods used to rate chess players. However, it is not objective enough because the traditional ones never played to compete. Prominent chess players and promoters can differentiate the best of all time. There is no super plan to bring together all the players to organize a tournament, but there are outstanding individuals. These are probably the most famous chess players. The Elo system can be reliable for comparing these individuals because it rates performance-wise, and this article elaborates on the details of these players accordingly.
Magnus Carlsen’s career in chess is endowed with success because of the sequential achievements he enjoyed. In 2004, at the age of 13 years, he was awarded the grandmaster title. 5 years later, his Elo rating increased tremendously to over 2800. One year later, in 2010, he topped the FIDE ranking list. In 2013, Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand, who was the world chess reigning champion. The match was supposed to run for twelve games. It only took him 10 games to outdo his rival and a world’s chess best. By so doing, Magnus Carlsen became the new world champion. In 2014, they had a rematch which Carlsen won again and took home two awards; World Rapid Championship plus World Blitzz Championship reaching a peak record rating of 2882. Magnus has not demonstrated any sign of weakness in chess, and this is the secret to his success. He plans nicely and never misses out on chances by converting all to wins.
Garry commenced his training at the age of 10 in a chess school called Mikhail Botvinnik. Kasparov won a chess tournament in 1979, one that he was not supposed to play. However, in 1984, he Anatoly Karpov and lost in a 48-games match, but won the same World Title the following year. All through from 1985 to 2000 held his title but lost it to Kramnik. After being ranked as the best chess player for 20 years running, Garry announced his retirement moments after winning the Linares competition for the ninth time. And what a prestigious milestone! Now that there are other chess giants, fans all over wish that he returns to see how he would perform alongside them. Maybe one day it will happen!
Bobby Fischer is considered as one of the best chess players by fans all over for his achievements. During the 1970 Interzonal, Fischer won 20 consecutive matches, and in 1972, he won the World Chess Championship after beating Boris Spassky. From there, he stopped a would-be illustrious career by refusing to defend his title against Karpov, claiming that the World Chess Championship’s format was not right. However, for the years Anatoly was in the industry, he had a remarkable impact.
Anatoly defeated Spassky and Korchnoi in 1974, and he was crowned the champion by default by the chess organization when Fischer refused to take part in the match. After reigning for about 10 years, he lost the title to Garry in 1985, but in 1995, he won the prestigious Linares tournament. Anatoly Karpov’s positional style is comparable to Magnus’ because of the way they remain resilient and pounce on a chance once it presents itself during the match. The skills and achievements this chess player portrayed qualify him as one of the most famous of all time.