Your favorite chess quotation

  • #1

    Mine is: " Chess is a game by its form,an art by its content and a science by the difficult of gaining mastery in it.Chess can convey as much happiness as a good book or work of music can.However,it is necessary to play well and only afterwards will one experience real delight."

                                                                 - Tigran V. Petrosian

    You may post your own personal quotation of how you define your aproach to the royal game,not necessary a famous one.Regards of the Ghost...Smile 

  • #2

    I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.”

    -Bobby Fischer

  • #3

    "When I am White, I win because I am White. When I am Black, I win because I am Bogoljubow."- Bogoljubow.

  • #4

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

    (anonymous)

  • #5

    "When asked how many moves he saw ahead, Capablanca replied: 'Just one. The best one.'"

  • #6
    Clobbersaurus wrote:

    "When asked how many moves he saw ahead, Capablanca replied: 'Just one. The best one.'"


     Clobber I think it was R.Rèti who was adressed that question.

  • #7

    I'm not sure who said this but I love it! Someone out there must know:

     

    "Play the opening like a book, play the middle game like a magician, play the endgame like a machine."

  • #8

    "Place the contents of the chess box in a hat, shake them up vigorously, pour them on the board from a height of two feet - and you get the style of Steinitz."
    – Henry Bird

    "Nobody can give God pawn odds and win. But if I played white, I bet I could play God to a draw."                                  -Robert J. Fischer

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

    "The boy (then a 12-year-old named Anatoly Karpov) doesn't have a clue about Chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession."
    - Mikhail Botvinnik

    (Oh, theking, it was by Spielmann)

  • #9

    Chess you don't learn, chess you understand - Victor Korchnoi

  • #10

    "Help your peices so they can help you." ~ Paul Morphy. Does anyone know quotes on Gambits?

  • #11

    "It is always better to sacrifice your opponent's men." Savielly Tartakower

  • #12

    "Chess is life." -Bobby Fischer

    "All I want to do ever is just play chess." -Bobby Fischer

  • #13

    i am the best chess player in the world and i am here to prove it- bobby fischer

  • #14

    and ( chess is a war over the board . the object is crush the opponents mind- bobby fischer

  • #15

    "Gegen diesen Idioten muss ich verlieren!" ("That I should lose to this idiot!"). - Nimzowitsch on losing to Saemisch

  • #16

    Man A " See my soldiers are the pawns and my advisors are the minor pieces"

    Man B "and you are the king?"

    Man A "No, I am the board"

  • #17

    Podolski (Polish soccer player): "Football is like chess, only without the dice"

    Sue Maroroa (after winning the Women's Championship of New Zealand): "I'm sorry, I don't know what my best game was - I don't remember any of them" 

  • #18

    "Checkmate". At least when i say it ha ha.

  • #19

    "I love all positions. Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it. Give me a bad position, I will defend it. Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws, I love them and I will do my very best. But totally won positions, I cannot stand them."
    - Donner

  • #20

    "I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."
    – Reuben Fine

    "It all depends: which pawn and which finger?"
    – Roman Dzindzichashvili

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