Great quotes on chess

May 1, 2009, 11:26 PM |

“Chess is life”
(Bobby Fischer)

“Chess is like life”
(Boris Spassky)

“You can only get good at Chess if you love the game”
(Bobby Fischer)

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

“You cannot play at Chess if you are kind-hearted”
(French Proverb)

“A good player is always lucky”
(Jose Raul Capablanca)

“I know people who have all the will in the world,
but still can't play good Chess”
(Bobby Fischer)

“Chess is mental torture”
(Garry Kasparov)

“A bad day of Chess is better than any good day at work”

“Chess is the art of analysis”
(Mikhail Botvinnik)

“A player surprised is half beaten”

“Chess was Capablanca's mother tongue

A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will
is required to become a great Chess player
(Bobby Fischer)

“It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men”
(Savielly Tartakover)

“Help your pieces so they can help you”
(Paul Morphy)

A bad plan is better than none at all”
(Frank Marshall)


“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)

“There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine”
(Mikhail Tal)


“Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all”
(Bobby Fischer)

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind”
(Blaise Pascal)

“No Chess Grandmaster is normal; they only
differ in the extent of their madness”
(Viktor Korchnoi)

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of Chess, when my
opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved”
(Soren Kierkegaard)

“You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a
game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games
before becoming a good player”
(Jose Raul Capablanca)

“The passion for playing Chess is one of the
most unaccountable in the world”
(H.G. Wells)

“When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose.
It is a question if you survive”
(Boris Spassky)