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Alan Shore
17-11-2004, 01:09 PM
Interesting site: http://www.chessmetrics.com

Lots of calculations later, yielded the top 10 ratings of all time:


1 Capablanca, Josť R 2921 31-Dec-1921
2 Fischer, Robert J 2914 31-Dec-1971
3 Kasparov, Garry K 2895 31-Dec-1999
4 Lasker, Emanuel 2886 31-Dec-1919
5 Morphy, Paul C 2840 31-Dec-1864
6 Anand, Viswanathan 2836 31-Dec-1997
7 Steinitz, Wilhelm 2834 31-Dec-1877
8 Kramnik, Vladimir 2831 31-Dec-2000
9 Botvinnik, Mikhail M 2828 31-Dec-1949
10 Alekhine, Alexander A 2827 31-Dec-1930

Edit: These ratings are given for over a one-year period.

Bill Gletsos
17-11-2004, 01:34 PM
Edit: These ratings are given for over a one-year period.
Yes for the highest ratings in an individual period Capa and Fischer are equal 1st at 2921 with Kasparov next at 2899.

JGB
17-11-2004, 11:38 PM
Looking at the results, the only real suprise to me is:
number 6. Viswanathan Anand
I guess he still has not recieved the respect he deserves. Somehow he is not a chess 'legend' like I would rate all of the others. For whatever reason, perhaps because he is still to reach his playing peak?

Garvinator
17-11-2004, 11:43 PM
Looking at the results, the only real suprise to me is:
number 6. Viswanathan Anand
I guess he still has not recieved the respect he deserves. Somehow he is not a chess 'legend' like I would rate all of the others. For whatever reason, perhaps because he is still to reach his playing peak?
Vishy is playing as well as anyone at the moment, just that he is out of the picture for a while because of reunification. Also the top players dont all meet each other often enough, so it is tough to gauge his true level relative to previous eras.

JGB
17-11-2004, 11:46 PM
... the top players dont all meet each other often enough, so it is tough to gauge his true level relative to previous eras.

That really is the difference between todays best players and the best of past eras.