Elisabeth13
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A game is always won through a mistake. When you see a good move, sit on your hands and find a better one. I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.(bobby fisher) Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess. The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is. Good positions don't win games, good moves do. What would Chess be without silly mistakes? Every Chess master was once a beginner. Chess is not like life... it has rules! One bad move nullifies forty good ones. The reason we all love chess so much is because it gives us so many opportunities to be wrong.The day Chess replaces Psychology is the day we understand each other a lot better ... on the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. Chess is a game. Chess is a battle. Chess is war. It is art, science, logic, and beauty. Chess is the ultimate contest between two minds. Chess is the mental torture of one's opponent, and the mental torture of oneself. Chess is drama. It is tragedy. It is tears and frustration. Chess is despair. Chess is laughter, joy, and triumph. Chess is a friendship formed through a contest. Chess is 16 pieces, 32 men, 64 squares. It is openings and endgames, tactics and strategy. Chess is combinations. Chess is planning. Chess is the sharpening of the mind, the exercise of the brain. Chess is thinking. Chess is pure thought. Chess is tension, toil, and strife. Chess is losing. Chess is winning. Chess is beating and being beaten. Chess is where all excuses fail. Chess is a hobby, a mania, a fixation. Chess is an addiction. Chess is a waste of time. Chess is a distraction. Chess is passion. Chess is truth. Chess is life.

 Chess…is, in my opinion, one of the few supreme products of the human intellect, if, as I often doubt, it is of human origin. Chess is the triumph of the intellect and genius over lack of imagination; the triumph of personality over materialism.