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    Favorite player tournament

    Egress suggested a new chess tournament, and though this wasn't what he had in mind, this could be kind of a prelude to the tournament that would be held in march.

    So here the principle is quite simple. Three nominations allowed for each member, I guess 32 players would be a good number to start off the tournament. Past and present players are welcome. This is not a "best player" tournament, but a "favorite" one, keep it in mind.


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    Players nominated (9)

    Morphy
    Tal (WC from 1960 to 1961)
    Nezmetdinov
    Bobby Fischer (WC 72-75)
    Alekhine (WC 27-35 + 37-46)
    Akiba Rubinstein
    Anatoly Karpov (WC 1975-1985)
    Gary Kasparov (WC 1985-2000)
    Tigran Petrosian (WC 1963-1969)

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    As for myself, I nominate

    1. Morphy http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1233404 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess...on?cid=1015028

    2. Mikhail "The magician of Riga" Tal "First, how to sac my queen, then rook, then bishop, then knight, then pawns. – Mikhail Tal (on what he thinks about after his opponent moves)" http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1005503

    3. Rashid Gibiatovich Nezmetdinov http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1111459 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1260278 (this last game is in my favorite games collection)

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    didn't get the mention for some reason.

    anyway this looks fun. I nominate:
    Bobby Fischer
    Alexander alekhine
    Akiba Rubinstein

    I'm guessing we shouldn't nominate a player who's already been nominated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egress View Post
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    didn't get the mention for some reason.

    anyway this looks fun. I nominate:
    Bobby Fischer
    Alexander alekhine
    Akiba Rubinstein

    I'm guessing we shouldn't nominate a player who's already been nominated?
    Yeah a player should be nominated once at max :indeed

    Weird that you didn't receive any notification

    I love those three players Here's a game from him : http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1119679

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    Start small; thirty two players is way too ambitious. I'd go with maybe sixteen.


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    Start small; thirty two players is way too ambitious. I'd go with maybe sixteen.
    But then there are like 16 World champs in the history so the others wouldn't even have a chance to be nominated to be fair, if just all members of the "elite ten" would nominate 3 players then we'd be there already. But they just don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    But then there are like 16 World champs in the history so the others wouldn't even have a chance to be nominated to be fair, if just all members of the "elite ten" would nominate 3 players then we'd be there already. But they just don't care
    That's why I say start small and if it's successful, you can do another tournament like this down the road. I've been keeping my eye on this section and it's not super strong yet; trying to have too high of expectations so fast will continue to kill it. Start with a small tournament, people can nominate once or twice, and try to garner interest that way instead of going big right off the bat and flaming out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by X View Post
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    That's why I say start small and if it's successful, you can do another tournament like this down the road. I've been keeping my eye on this section and it's not super strong yet; trying to have too high of expectations so fast will continue to kill it. Start with a small tournament, people can nominate once or twice, and try to garner interest that way instead of going big right off the bat and flaming out.

    Alright I wasn't planning on flaming anyone, sorry about that, let's go for 16 then.
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    Btw, I've seen there's a way to make a "list" of people interested in a certain subject so that the notifications are easier. Could you help me with that ?

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    Anatoly Karpov
    Garry Kasparov
    Tigran Petroisan

    Since Mikhail Tal is already up there. I can't nominate him, but I will be voting for him since he's my favorite xD
    Stay a while, and listen!

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    Get over here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Game Master View Post
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    Anatoly Karpov
    Garry Kasparov
    Tigran Petroisan

    Since Mikhail Tal is already up there. I can't nominate him, but I will be voting for him since he's my favorite xD
    The true men know where good chess is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aliasniamor View Post
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    The true men know where good chess is
    Hell yea brotha
    Stay a while, and listen!

    I am the great mighty poo, and Im going to throw my shit at you.

    Get over here!

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    I'm afraid I don't watch any pro chess matches.

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    I'm afraid I don't watch any pro chess matches.
    you've never seen the games of morphy, capablanca, or carlsen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egress View Post
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    you've never seen the games of morphy, capablanca, or carlsen?
    None. I'm not really interested unless I'm the one playing.

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    None. I'm not really interested unless I'm the one playing.
    alright then, nominate your top 3 favorite players on tmf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egress View Post
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    alright then, nominate your top 3 favorite players on tmf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoflaMihawk View Post
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    White
    Negged

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    Capablanca
    Grischuk
    Nakamura
    Topalov

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    Capablanca
    Grischuk
    Nakamura
    Topalov
    3 players from this era

    And Capablanca

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