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    A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.

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    Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster.

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    Blessed be the memory of him who gave the world this immortal game

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    Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game.

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    Bobby just drops the pieces and they fall on the right squares

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    Chess is a terrible game. If you have no center, your opponent has a freer position. If you do have a center, then you really have something to worry about!

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    Chess is a fighting game which is purely intellectual and includes chance.

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    Chess is life and every game is like a new life.

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    Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.

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    Capture of the adverse King is the ultimate but not the first object of the game

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    Don't even mention losing to me. I can't stand to think of it

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    Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind.

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    Combinations have always been the most intriguing aspect of Chess. The masters look for them, the public applauds them, the critics praise them. It is because combinations are possible that Chess is more than a lifeless mathematical exercise. They are the poetry of the game; they are to Chess what melody is to music. They represent the triumph of mind over matter

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    Every chess game is like taking a five-hour final exam.

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    For me, Chess is life and every game is like a new life. Every chess player gets to live many lives in one lifetime.

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    Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.

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    Here and there in the ancient literature we encounter legends of wise and mysterious games that were conceived and played by scholars, monks, or the courtiers of cultured princes. These might take the form of chess games in which the pieces and squares had secret meanings in addition to their usual functions.

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    Do you realize Fischer almost never has any bad pieces? He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents

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    I am the best player in the world, and I am here to prove it.

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    Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half

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    I believe that Chess possesses a magic that is also a help in advanced age. A rheumatic knee is forgotten during a game of chess and other events can seem quite unimportant in comparison with a catastrophe on the chessboard.

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    I failed to make the chess team because of my height.

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    If I win a tournament, I win it by myself. I do the playing. Nobody helps me

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    I give 98 percent of my mental energy to Chess Others give only 2 percent

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    Human affairs are like a chess-game: only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players. Life is like an earthen pot: only when it is shattered, does it manifest its emptiness.

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    I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves

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    I feel like my mum is in heaven sharing a cup of tea with Lady Fate and plotting my life out like a chess game.

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    If you're playing a one-minute game, I could squeeze in five to six games before anybody walked by my cubicle. So I got really good at blitz, one-minute chess games. But that's kind of like the cheap chess version.

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    I haven't played a chess match for several decades. At one point I lost most of my chess games. Then I realized many of my competitors were memorizing the best moves and I was unwilling to do this.

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    I'm not afraid of Spassky. The world knows I'm the best. You don't need a match to prove it.

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    In Fischer's hands, a slight theoretical advantage is as good a being a Queen ahead

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    In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before everything else; for, whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.

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    I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically.

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    I had a toothache during the first game. In the second game I had a headache. In the third game it was an attack of rheumatism. In the fourth game, I wasn't feeling well. And in the fifth game? Well, must one have to win every game?

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    I love chess, and I didn't invent Fischerandom chess to destroy chess. I invented Fischerandom chess to keep chess going. Because I consider the old chess is dying, it really is dead. A lot of people have come up with other rules of chess-type games, with 10x8 boards, new pieces, and all kinds of things. I'm really not interested in that. I want to keep the old chess flavor. I want to keep the old chess game. But just making a change so the starting positions are mixed, so it's not degenerated down to memorisation and prearrangement like it is today.

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    In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

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    In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before everything else.

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    I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game.

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    It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan

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    It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.

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    Later, I began to succeed in decisive games. Perhaps because I realized a very simple truth: not only was I worried, but also my opponent

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    Life's too short for chess.

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    It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory -on his first loss to Fischer

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    It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men

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    Life is too short for chess.

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    Look at Garry Kasparov. After he loses, invariably he wins the next game. He just kills the next guy. That's something that we have to learn to be able to do

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    Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure. Forget it, Checkmate ends the game

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    My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration

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    No matter what the name, we're all the same pieces in one big chess game.

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    Relationships are a battle. They are a chess game. And what did I do? I just threw all my chess pieces down on the board at once, and said, "Here! Have them all!