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The stomach is an essential part of the Chess master
Bobby is the most misunderstood, misquoted celebrity walking the face of this earth
Snooker is just chess with balls.
Unfortunately, many regard the critic as an enemy, instead of seeing him as a guide to the truth.
It is a well known fact that almost all the outstanding chess-players have been first-class analysts.
Chess is difficult, it demands work, serious reflection and zealous research.
I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings
It so often happens that, after sacrificing a pawn, a player aims not to obtain the initiative for it, but to regain sacrificed material.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Amberley excelled at chess - a mark, Watson, of a scheming mind.
Without technique it is impossible to reach the top in chess, and therefore we all try to borrow from Capablanca his wonderful, subtle technique.
Chess is a time game, it’s a game of patience. That pretty much defines how I run the ball.
Watching the season for me is about watching the chess matches.
Every good mathematician should also be a good chess player and vice versa.
The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak.
I have always thought it a matter of honour for every chess player to deserve the smile of fortune.
The main Objective of any operation in an open file is the eventual Occupation of the seventh or eighth Rank.
The Pawn move is a capital investment. Every one of the forty-eight should, from the beginning, be spent as if it were one of the last forty-eight apprehensive and responsible dollars between yourself and starvation.
Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
We should talk over the lessons of the day, or lose them in Music, Chess, or the merriments of our family companions.
Pawn endings are to Chess what putting is to golf
Avoidance of mistakes is the beginning, as it is the end, of mastery in chess.
The winner is the one who makes the next-to-last mistake.
Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine.
Only a good bishop can be sacrificed, a bad bishop can only be lost.
Chess is not Mathematics, where ten is always more than one; in chess the King with a pawn can beat opponent's King with all pieces if they are placed badly.
I much preferred winning to thinking and I didn't like losing at all.
The proponents of Steinitz' theory - Tarrasch and his supporters - tried to express Steinitz' teaching in the form of laconic rules, and as often happens in such cases, they went too far. The laconic tended to become dogmatic, and chess began to lose its freshness, originality and charm.
The essence of Capablanca's greatness is his rare talent for avoiding all that can complicate or confuse the conflict.
It is rightly said that the most difficult thing in chess is winning a won position
I have always disliked the fierce competitive spirit embodied in that highly intellectual game.
After an hour the score was: Quancita—34 Radiz—51 Sally—froglegs Perla—9 and 21 Me— hoo-hoo-hooo
She’d been feeling pleased with a couple of moves, had thought she was gaining the upper hand. But she’d been overconfident. She’d failed to notice his stealthy approach until he turned the tables on her with a move she hadn’t expected and now she was fighting for her life.
... a lively imagination can exercise itself most fully and creatively in conjuring up magnificent combinations.
I don't know if I went to the gym, [but] Woody [Harrelson] was 24, and at that point I was like 37, which is when you realize you're no longer 24. So in walked Woody, who was instantly great, but offstage, it was [all] testosterone. We'll arm-wrestle. I still have, like, tendinitis in my elbow. Woody cleaned everybody's clock in everything. Then we got less physical and went to chess, and he whipped our asses with chess.
If you are going to make your mark among masters, you have to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master.
Jose Raul Capablanca
To my way of thinking, Troitzky has no peer among endgame compsers; no one else has composed so many and such varied endings of the first rank.
Chess is a meritocracy.
I was labeled as a tricky player early on and have been regarded as tricky throughout my whole career. It was said that I was able to pull out tricks from nowhere.
Jose Raul Capablanca
Sultan Khan had become champion of India at Indian chess and he learned the rules of our form of chess at a later date. The fact that even under such conditions he succeeded in becoming champion reveals a genius for chess which is nothing short of extraordinary.
All Chess players should have a hobby
I love chess, but it's the height of decadence.
Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders.
Inexperienced players have a fear of this piece, which seems to them enigmatic, mysterious, and astonishing in its power. We must admit that it has remarkable characteristics which compel respect and occasionally surprise the most wary players.
Bridget did not budge, and her face was without expression. She sat, quietly defeated like a chess player who lost a career match in less than four moves.
Here are some of the questions and answers to an examination paper in chess that was given some time ago
In the ending the king is a powerful piece for assisting his own pawns, or stopping the adverse pawns.
I learned about opening moves and why it's important to control the center early on; the shortest distance between two points is straight down the middle.
After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.
People are like chess pieces!
Chess sharpens the mind, stimulates concentration, improves the memory and promotes visualization.