Who are top-rated players (with 2600+ ELO) who are most notable in each of following styles?

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    This is hardly any different from your previous question.
    – Herb
    Oct 8, 2017 at 19:02
  • The question is similar (because I'm still looking for answers), but the format is different.
    – Bee
    Oct 8, 2017 at 19:03
  • If you think if there is anything wrong with the question, would you mind enlightening me? Appreciate it. I'm under the impression this is someplace where I can seek help from chess experts. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    – Bee
    Oct 8, 2017 at 19:08
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    @bhathiya: there is no objective way to say any given player has a certain style, and that list of "styles" looks pretty random. Oct 8, 2017 at 19:12
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    There is a section in Yermolinsky's "The Road to Chess Improvement" where he describes how he carefully analyzed games by such famous grandmasters as Tal and Spassky -- and couldn't find significant differences in style between them. He concludes it was mostly journalists putting labels on players to improve their stories. Oct 8, 2017 at 19:14

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As addressed in my answer to What is chess style?, there is a website called ChessPersonality.com which gives a list of styles alongside suggested openings and top players you may want to study.

  • No problem @Bhathiya. If you feel the answer warrants it, please accept it using the tick mark to the left.
    – user1108
    Oct 8, 2017 at 20:31

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