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What is chess?Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders - Savielly TartakowerChess is a beautiful mistress. - LarsenChess is life - Bobby FischerChess is like life - Boris SpasskyChess is everything - art, science, and sport. - KarpovChess is 99 percent tactics. - TeichmannChess is really 99 percent calculation - SoltisChess is mental torture. - KasparovChess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people. - Nigel ShortChess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe - Indian proverbChess is as much a mystery as women - PurdyReflectionsChess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy. - TarraschYou cannot play at chess if you are kind-hearted. - French ProverbMorphy was probably the greatest genius of them all. - FischerEvery chess master was once a beginner. - ChernevLife is too short for chess. - ByronA good player is always lucky. - CapablancaA chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third... when you know you're going to lose! - TartakowerWhen the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box - Irish saying contributed by Etienne GoldsteinGeneral TipsWhen you see a good move wait - look for a better one. - Emanuel LaskerPlay the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine. - SpielmannAll that matters on the chessboard is good moves. - Bobby FischerThe pawns are the soul of chess. - PhilidorTacticsThe blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made. - TartakoverNo price is too great for the scalp of the enemy King. - KoblentzThe winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. - TartakoverA man surprised is half beaten. - ProverbChess is 99 percent tactics. - TeichmannThere are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine. - TalThe defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary. - NimzovichThe pin is mightier than the sword. - ReinfeldThe combination player thinks forward; he starts from the given position, and tries the forceful moves in his mind. - Emanuel LaskerDiscovered check is the dive-bomber of the chessboard. - FineIf the student forces himself to examine all moves that smite, however absurd they may look at first glance, he is on the way to becoming a master of tactics. - PurdyThe tactician knows what to do when there is something to do; whereas the strategian knows what to do when there is nothing to do. - Gerald AbrahamsExamine moves that smite! A good eye for smites is far more important than a knowledge of strategical principles. - PurdyThe scheme of a game is played on positional lines; the decision of it, as a rule, is effected by combinations. - RetiIn the perfect chess combination as in a first-rate short story, the whole plot and counter-plot should lead up to a striking finale, the interest not being allayed until the very last moment. - Yates and WinterA thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them not only not difficult, but almost a matter of course. - TarraschIt's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men. - TartakoverMiddlegameThe middlegame I repeat is chess itself; chess with all its possibilities, its attacks, defences, sacrifices, etc. - Znosko-BorovskyBefore the endgame, the gods have placed the middlegame. - TarraschEndgameEvery pawn is a potential Queen. - MasonThe Passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient. - NimzovichA Passed Pawn increases in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes. - CapablancaAny material change in a position must come about by mate, a capture, or a Pawn -promotion. - PurdyPlanningEven a poor plan is better than no plan at all. - Mikhail ChigorinIt is not a move, even the best move, that you must seek, but a realisable plan. - Znosko-BorovskyAnalysisMethodical thinking is of more use in chess than inspiration. - PurdyChess is the art of analysis. - BotvinnikChess mastery essentially consists of analysing chess positions accurately. - BotvinnikHalf the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half - Jan Tinman
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