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A lot of famous chess players created something called a ''saying''.

Sayings are something that you believe in. So here are a couple of sayings that very famous chess players said: Every pawn is a potential queen. -Masson

Passed pawn increases in strength as the number of the pieces on the board. -Capablanca

Even a poor plan is better than no plan. -  Chirogin

Methodical thinking is of more use in chess then inspiration.


Chess is the art of analysis. –Botvinnik

Chess is life. –Bobby Fisher

Chess mastery essentially consists of analysing chess positions accurately. -Botvinnik  

Chess is everything- art, science and sport. -Karpov 

Chess is 99% tactics. -Teichman 

Chess is mental torture. –Kasparov 

Chess is as much a mystery as women. -Purdy 

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.


Life is too short for chess. –Byron         

Every Master was once a beginner. -Chernev 

A good player is always lucky. –Capablanca

When you see a good move, wait! Look for a better one. -Lasker


Play the opening like a book, and play the middle game like a magician, and play the endgame like a machine. –Spiellmann  

All that matters on the chessboard is the good moves.-Fisher

  The pawns are the soul of chess. –Philidor 

It is always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men.   


The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.



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