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  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #741



  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #742


    I don't know who said this but:


    "No one ever won a game by resigning."

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #743


    "Stop adjusting my damn pieces."

    Said by one of my opponents (can't remember his name) to me during a tournament game many years ago because I kept putting them in the very center of the squares because he wouldn't. It was bugging me, I did say adjust first though.

    Ah....the many fine memories of tournament chess.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #744


    Brendanzeros napisał:

    I don't know who said this but:


    "No one ever won a game by resigning."

    This is Tartakover's saying, I tend to follow this rule in every game I playTongue Out

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #745


    "I resign!"

    I get goosebumps every time I hear it.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #746


    "Never shit on the board until there is absolutely no hope in your position.Then it might actually be an idea!"

    - Anonymous GM

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #747


    "Eat cabbage 3 hours before a match and bring a fan"-anonymous.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #748


    I heard that GA Thomas once said something like this: "When I play Alekhine I never know what he will do next. When I play Capablanca I always know what he will do next but there is nothing I can do about it."
  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #749


    Lol at that last one!

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #750



  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #751


    "Win or don't come home".

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #752


    Some more favorites:

    "Why yes, I am looking at your chess pieces!"--in deference to cornbeefhashvili  Smile

    “When you see a good move, look for a better one.”
    Emanuel Lasker

    The Pin is mightier than the sword.
    Fred Reinfeld--one of my favorite chess authors

    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.
    Reuben Fine--another favorite chess author

    Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess.
    Siegbert Tarrasch

    You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances.
    Bobby Fischer

    Chess was Capablanca’s mother tongue.
    “No one ever won a game by resigning.”

    “Chess is a beautiful mistress.”
    Bent Larsen

    Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine.
    Mikhail Tal

    Chess books should be used as we use glasses: to assist the sight, although some players make use of them as if they thought they conferred sight.
    Jose Raul Capablanca
  • 9 days ago · Quote · #753


    My current favorite is 

    ""Pawns are born free, yet are everywhere in chains..."  ~Andy Soltis

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #754


    Reporter: Which do you prefer, Chess or Sex?

    Spassky: It depends on the position.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #755


    I have always been  admirable of the late Bobby Fisher  who was known as the 

    chess master ,I have played many games and have had a few good victories thru his books and have enjoyed the game with excitement 

     i am not a chess wizz but play the best game I can ,with high 

    expectations of winning most games ,almost to my expectation 

    The game is extremely concentrative and most intense ,,the plans and the move assignments are very strategic ,any wrong move  presents a possible checkmate , But if played with some common sense and knowlege of the 

    your moves  any game can be won ......

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #756


    blueemu wrote:

    Reporter: Which do you prefer, Chess or Sex?

    Spassky: It depends on the position.


    Best ever.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #757


    Just came across this one I liked:" Anand would play in the Olympiad, if it was held in his kitchen!"

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