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Methods for comparing top chess players throughout history

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  1. This article examines a number of methodologies that have been suggested for the task of comparing top chess players throughout history, particularly the question of comparing the greatest players of different eras

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  2. Statistical methods offer objectivity but, whilst there is agreement on systems to rate the strengths of current players, there is disagreement and controversy on whether such techniques can be applied to players from different generations who never

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  3. The number of world championship wins, or world championship reigns, can be considered as a guide to player greatness

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  4. Perhaps the best-known statistical model is that devised by Arpad Elo

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  5. A number of prominent players and writers have attempted to rank the greatest players

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