In 1964, for ChessWorld Magazine, Robert James Fischer was asked to name the Top 10 Best Chess Players in the world.
Here is his list (in alphabetical order) of those players.
Alexander Alekhine, José Capablanca, Paul Morphy, Samuel Reshevsky, Boris Spassky, Howard Staunton, Wilhelm Steintz, Mikhail Tal, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Mikhail Tchigorin.
Mikhail Tchigorin (also Chigorin) - 1850 - 1908
Fischer said: The first great Russian player and one of the last of the Romantic School. At times he would continue playing a bad line even after it was refuted.
After viewing the following, game I decided that Caro needed a little help from Kann.
This is an almost unbelievable game in which Caro really needed Kann's help, as Black goes on a wild King chase with his Queen then ends up with a swift kick to his end game.