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Truest words I know about Chess...

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“Of Chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not Chess.”

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(William Ewart Napier)

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The best words describing 'playing a game' (any Game, not just Chess), and what it takes to win

well -- and what the consequences are of losing poorly, or even losing well, are...

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“You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.”

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(Mikhail Tal)

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And... 'FLWs'... about Time... Chess/Games/Life itself!...

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"A lifetime is not enough to learn everything about chess."

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(Alexander Alekhine)

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Gens una sumus

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Jeux sans frontieres

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The Chess book that has had the greatest influence on me... (besides the classic 'beginners' book that taught me Chess as a child -- basically how to move the pieces (well too!) -- which of course had to be....)

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Robert Fischer

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 ...is this one; and it is a rare book, of any type -- one in which the author makes you feel as if you are there with them as they experience/explain events! They take the reader on their personal journey, through the power of their words. Brilliant writing. Brilliant Chess. I will go so far as to say that any game I win now is due to having had the good fortune to find this book, actually read it, and to 'work with it' -- and I will add that any game I lose is because I have not read and understood every word, or something/everything in...

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Svetozar Gligorić

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Proud to be part of more than just a 'Game'!

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-- KMR

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