In complicated positions, Bobby Fischer hardly had to be afraid of anybody
Even the best grandmasters in the world have had to work hard to acquire the technique of rook endings.
A player can sometimes afford the luxury of an inaccurate move, or even a definite error, in the opening or middlegame without necessarily obtaining a lost position. In the endgame ... an error can be decisive, and we are rarely presented with a second chance.
However hopeless the situation appears to be there yet always exists the possibility of putting up a stubborn resistance.
Chess is a test of wills.
I was unlucky, like my country.
In the endgame, an error can be decisive, and we are rarely presented with a second chance.
An innovation need not be especially ingenious, but it must be well worked out.
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