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Bruce Pandolfini quote


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Czechman

    I know this is a shot in the dark but I recently read a quote here on chess.com by Pandolfini extoling the need to study and play and in which he said that in the course of learning you will lose a lot of games.

    I'd like to put that quote in my chess club's newsletter but now I can't find it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Kens_Mom

    I just looked up "Pandolfini quote course of learning you will lose a lot of games" on google and found this:

     

    "Chess is art. Chess is sport. But it's also war. You have to master on the order of a hundred thousand different chess ideas and concepts, patterns of pawns and pieces. That takes work. And you're going to lose a lot of games in the process, so you'll have to be able to make your peace with that, which isn't easy. Because there is no luck involved in the game, you have to face the fact that you lost because your opponent outwitted you. Ninety per cent of my students give up on tournament chess when they get into junior high school and the main reason is that they can't stand losing. There are other reasons too, like they discover girls."
    Bruce Pandolfini, interview in New Yorker 6-4-01 p.73

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Czechman

    I'm impressed. I never thought you could Google something that complex.

    THANKS!


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