Who says Chess is Boring?

Jun 28, 2012, 9:16 PM |

 "I was playing chess with my friend and he said, 'Let's make this interesting'. So we stopped playing chess." (Matt Kirshen - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011)

"They constantly use the words eccentric, eccentric, eccentric, weird. I am boring. I am boring" (Bobby Fischer)

"I think I must be boring...... Professionals find my play extremely boring." (Alexander Morozevich commenting on the fact that his games cannot be found in books of Best Chess games - July 2011)

"Play out a boring game to the end and funny things can happen, Fischer knew it." (Hans Ree)

"If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring." (Mikhail Tal)

"The technical phase can be boring because there is little opportunity for creativity, for art. Boredom leads to complacency and mistakes." (Garry Kasparov)

"Generally speaking, most chess players are boring, self-centered, money-oriented, poorly educated overgrown adolescents I couldn't care less about."  (Alex Yermolinsky)

"Life is like a game of chess, it's long, boring, and I really don't know what I'm doing." (unknown)

"Oh, come on! Yes... remember that time on the frozen lake? We were playing chess, you said I was boring, and then you took off your energy mask and you were Cameron Diaz! Okay, there's a chance this may have been a dream." (Phoebe - Friends episode 5.22 1999)