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Funniest Chess Quote

You'd be surprised how often I hear this:

"I don't have a rating but I play at master strength."

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  • 2 years ago

    TetsuoShima

    weird when i oppened it i wanted to write exactly the same as demurf. yeah its also one of my favorite tartakove quotes

  • 2 years ago

    Anatoly_Sergievsky

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  • 2 years ago

    redfiredragon

    myself my rating is 1300 but i will drew with fm now why my rating is only 1300??? caz we dont have a lot of tournys in here 

  • 2 years ago

    massung

    One can hit a baseball over the Green Monster at Fenway, but that's a far cry from being able to even make contact with a 90+ MPH fastball.

    Bottom line: playing chess well is a far cry from playing chess well against a professional in a professional environment.

    I'd like to think I'm good. And I like to think I'm improving my game. But, my life has taken me in another direction to being great. ;-)

  • 2 years ago

    demurf

    Tartakower, master of the old times, has a very smart quoate: It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men.

  • 2 years ago

    Fisikos

    It is true...I know many people who could easily win an FM or IM but they dont have the time to get a FIDE rating

  • 2 years ago

    Melvyn-G

    Another Korchnoi qoute goes something like this,"I was invited back to Russia,and they gave me lentil soup!,without any lentils in it."

  • 2 years ago

    Melvyn-G

    "Pawns are for schoolboys" Korchnoi.

  • 2 years ago

    Drakodan

    There's another Carlsen Tata video where he gets asked if his opponent (I think it was Aronian?) missed a win somewhere, and he just responds with shrugging and saying "I dunno..."

  • 2 years ago

    Chess007Guy

    Great quotes.HA!

  • 2 years ago

    gtech1

    Funniest comment was Carlsen at the Tata tournament when the reporter asked him some inane question about why he played some move in the opening.  On the video you could see he was about to actually explain it to her, but then he pauses and says, "Well, you have to play something."  LOL. 

  • 2 years ago

    garydmaui

    A small percentage of the time, I'm sure that it is true. Some people play extremely well, but not in Tournaments, hence no rating. Probobly 1-3% at best, but some.

    Wink

  • 2 years ago

    vowles_23

    Hahahaha oh my god that is classic!

  • 2 years ago

    bigdoug

    Best one I heard in a chess club - guy is talking on the cell phone: "Yes honey of course I love you more than I love playing chess.  But right now I'm playing chess."

  • 2 years ago

    vowles_23

    Has it ever been true? :D

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