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Hall of Fame | The 50 Greatest Chess Players of All Time Jan Gustafsson | Peter Heine Nielsen

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Introduction

Grandmasters and Carlsen-trainers Peter Heine Nielsen and Jan Gustafsson got together to compile their own list of the 50 best players ever. Neither is a big expert on chess history, so what could go wrong? 50 players, 50 videos!

Check back every Monday-Wednesday-Friday for 2 new videos!

Goals

To learn about the best chess players ever. To rank them. To judge Peter and Jan for their rankings.

Additional information about the video

Jan and Peter explain how they went about ranking the top 50 players of all time!

Videos

  • Intro

    06:48 min
  • 50 Aron Nimzowitsch

    10:54 min
  • 49 Sergey Karjakin

    08:52 min
  • 48 Lajos Portisch

    06:53 min
  • 47 Lev Polugaevsky

    08:14 min
  • 46 Gata Kamsky

    09:52 min
  • 45 Geza Maroczy

    07:44 min
  • 44 Peter Leko

    14:33 min
  • 43 Szymon Winawer

    06:16 min
  • 42 Miguel Najdorf

    08:21 min
  • 41 Jan Timman

    08:15 min
  • 40 Mikhail Chigorin

    10:01 min
  • 39 Boris Gelfand

    11:23 min
  • 38 Efim Geller

    08:50 min
  • 37 Harry Pillsbury

    07:16 min
  • 36 Carl Schlechter

    08:39 min
  • 35 Vasyl Ivanchuk

    10:24 min
  • 34 Siegbert Tarrasch

    09:46 min
  • 33 Levon Aronian

    09:10 min
  • 32 Reuben Fine

    08:46 min
  • 31 Efim Bogoljubov

    06:24 min
  • 30 Samuel Reshevsky

    12:16 min
  • 29 Bent Larsen

    20:45 min
  • 28 Louis Charles Mahe de la Bourdonnais

    09:17 min
  • 27 Johannes Zukertort

    13:23 min
  • 26 Adolf Anderssen

    12:04 min
  • 25 David Bronstein

    13:15 min
  • 24 Howard Staunton

    10:55 min
  • 23 Akiba Rubinstein

    16:52 min
  • 22 Paul Keres

    12:54 min
  • 21 Veselin Topalov

    18:01 min
  • 20 Viktor Korchnoi

    19:16 min
  • 19 Fabiano Caruana

    14:50 min
  • 18 François-André Danican Philidor

    14:21 min
  • 17 Max Euwe

    12:40 min
  • 16 Boris Spassky

    14:36 min
  • 15 Mikhail Tal

    13:44 min
  • 14 Vasily Smyslov

    12:33 min
  • 13 Wilhelm Steinitz

    10:58 min
 
 
 
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