It cannot be too greatly emphasized that the most important role in pawn endings is played by the king.
He who fears an isolated Queen's Pawn should give up Chess
It is not enough to be a good player... you must also play well
First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game
I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who has no knowledge of chess, just as I would pity the man who has remained ignorant of love. Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make man happy.
The future belongs to he who has the bishops.
Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the Chess player
Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game
Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.
Intellectual activity is perhaps the greatest pleasure of life; chess is one of the forms of intellectual activity.
Many have become chess masters - no one has become the master of chess.
... a lively imagination can exercise itself most fully and creatively in conjuring up magnificent combinations.
Chess is a terrible game. If you have no center, your opponent has a freer position. If you do have a center, then you really have something to worry about!
What is the object of playing a gambit opening?... To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game
I had a toothache during the first game. In the second game I had a headache. In the third game it was an attack of rheumatism. In the fourth game, I wasn't feeling well. And in the fifth game? Well, must one have to win every game?
One of these modest little moves may be more embarrassing to your opponent than the biggest threat
I look one move ahead... the best!
One doesn't have to play well, it's enough to play better than your opponent
When you don't know what to play, wait for an idea to come into your opponent's mind. You may be sure that idea will be wrong
Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns
I have always had a slight feeling of pity for man who has no knowledge of chess.
A thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them not only not difficult, but almost a matter of course
Up to this point White has been following well-known analysis. But now he makes a fatal error: he begins to use his own head
White lost because he failed to remember the right continuation and had to think up the moves himself
I have a quite feeling of pity for all those who don't know chess; almost like I am sorry for those who never learned to love. Chess, like love and music, has the ability of making people happy.
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