Registered: Sep, 2018
Re: the best 10 players of c4
Sep 18, 2018 10:18 AM
Top 10 Connect 4 players that I have ever had the honor to play against or seen play in action:
1. Deadly Silence(Bloodmate)
Was a phenomenal player in both 7x6 and many other board sizes, such as 8x8, 9x9 etc. Played all sorts of variations such as 417, 116, 1337, and had a very strong understanding of connect 4 positions, meaning that he could play well regardless of the board size and adapt very well. I consider myself lucky to only beat him once and achieved a draw against him in 8x8 while losing all the rest against him, and a draw against him in 9x9 once in a tournament. Overall certainly the strongest player I have ever played against in person. Most people referred tl him as the god of four in a row.
2. Gods Give
Also a very strong player not just in 7x6 but also 8x8 and 9x9 like Deadly Silence.Technically he would be a contender for the best player that I have ever played against, but 1st and 2nd place on this place are interchangeable. I have never defeated him in 8x8 or 9x9, while in 7x6 he again has a strong understanding of connect 4 positions, meaning he can play well just from about any position.
3. casey jade
One of the most influential connect 4 players from way back during the late 2000s and was still semi-active in the early 2010s, was one of the inventors and leading theorists of several crazy connect 4 positions that I honestly have forgotten, but once in a game a long time ago, when I was playing as a guest against another good player and played crazy positions, people were calling me "casey jade". It was quite the compliment actually, and speaks as to how great this guy was.
A very active player in the early 2010s, was pretty much perfect in 7x6, and invented a position that I'd never seen before. He was rather slow in his moves and took a lot of time to think sometimes, but was nigh unbreakable at his height even in hard positions; he'd always find the right move, a strong intuition so to speak of the game.
Another very strong 7x6 player, I would place him below golbez though as he did, very occasionally get broken in tough positions, but still the two are fairly close in skill.
Was another great 7x6 player, usually played 417 against him but he was also great playing other positions as well. Was at first quite breakable in positions like 417, but gradually became near perfect and played a lot of anti-breaks, which he was pretty good at.
Also was an active player for a short time in the early 2010s, was the strongest female player that I had ever played, was also one of my mentors who helped hone my skill in the game by constantly breaking me and forcing me to understand the game instead of memorizing it lol. Unfortunately disappeared after a month or two of playing and never appeared again.
8. God has Given
Another awesome player, was very well known for his/her anti-breaks, used to play anti-breaks all the time and was a very fun player to watch play.
Was another good player who played the game for a very long time. Played many different variations, was breakable since he didn't play too often but also had a good understanding of the game. A solid player.
I've only seen this guy play one time back in probably 2010 or 2011, but he played extremely well, or at least it impressed me, I think he played as red, 43771, and later in the game, when his opponent asked why he made a move that seemed weird at first but turned out to be winning, he simply replied that "it's because I'm not you", or something along the lines of that.