The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature.
No one ever won a game by resigning.
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
The tactician knows what to do when there is something to do; whereas the strategian knows what to do when there is nothing to do
Life's too short for chess.
Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half
In order to improve your game, you must study the Endgame before everything else.
Life is too short for chess.
Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
The Pawns are the soul of the game
I give 98 percent of my mental energy to Chess Others give only 2 percent
You can only get good at Chess if you love the game
That's what Chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one
There are tough players and nice guys, and I'm a tough player
I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves
Your body has to be in top condition. Your Chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind
A Chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third... when you know you're going to lose!
There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine
Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game
Tactics flow from a superior position
The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary
The hardest game to win is a won game
All that matters on the Chessboard is good moves
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