posted on Aug, 20 2020 @ 02:30 PM
Magnus is indeed probably the strongest player in history.
My vote for the "best" player will always be Bobby Fischer though. He took out a Russia superpower chess machine basically by himself. No
Russia had scores of elite, world champion GMs, resources and money backing them. All foiled by a kid from Brooklyn. I can't even imagine the
obsessive dedication that took. He had seconds that helped but nowhere near the level of spassky, tal, petrosion, etc etc.
But yes Magnus definitely #1 In the modern age he will be the first one to pass 3000 elo.