In the laboratory the gambits all test unfavorably, but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board.
Of chess it has often been said that life is not long enough for it - but that is the fault of life, not chess.
The Pawn move is a capital investment. Every one of the forty-eight should, from the beginning, be spent as if it were one of the last forty-eight apprehensive and responsible dollars between yourself and starvation.
Once I asked Teichman what he thought of Bird's chess: "Same as his health," he replied, "always alternating between being dangerously ill and dangerously well."
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