- Strategy requires thought; tactics require observation - Max Euwe
- “You must also have a sense
of when to stop” - Garry Kasparov
- “When you see a good move, look for a better one” - Emanuel Lasker
- “If a player believes in miracles he can sometimes perform them” - Viktor Korchnoi
- “To play a really good chess, you must have vision” - Alexander Alekhine
“The computer has no ego, no fear, no hope, never gets tired”
“Having preferences means having weaknesses”
<< Everything in chess that has been forgotten is new >> Viktor Korchnoi
“After you reach the top there's only one way you can go” – Boris Spassky
"It is easy to play against the
young players, for me they are like an open book." - Tigran Petrosian (... times are changin')
"Chess is life" <Bobby Fischer>
"The only goal in chess is to prove your superiority over the other guy.
I mean, your opponent must be destroyed. Fully destroyed" <Garry Kasparov>
"A surprised opponent is half-beaten" <Garry Kasparov>
"I don't study; I create" <Viktor Korchnoi>
you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring” - Mikhail Tal
"In chess, as in life, a man is his own most dangerous opponent" -
"Some part of a mistake is always correct "
"Im Schach lernt man nur durch Fehler“
"Many have become chess masters,
no one has become the master of chess"
There is no beauty without some strangeness -- Edgar Allan Poe
"Never believe for a second that you are weak!"
The best move is the one that disturbs the opponent the most! (anonymous)
the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box
(Irish saying contributed by Etienne Goldstein)