Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic.
If you are weak in the endgame, you must spend more time analysing studies; in your training games you must aim at transposing to endgames, which will help you to acquire the requisite experience.
Chess is the art of analysis.
Before Geller we did not understand the King's Indian Defence.
Along with my retirement from chess analytical work seems to have gone too.
Capablanca's phenomenal move-searching algorithm in those early years, when he possessed a wonderful ability for calculating variations very rapidly, made him invincible.
Chess is a part of culture and if a culture is declining then Chess too will decline
There is no better place for learning to work independently and to extend your horizon than in higher school.
Chess mastery essentially consists of analyzing Chess positions accurately
Memorization of variations could be even worse than playing in a tournament without looking in the books at all.
With opposite coloured bishops the attacking side has in effect an extra piece in the shape of his bishop.
Suddenly it was obvious to me in my analysis I had missed what
Fischer had found with the greatest of ease at the board
Chess is no whit inferior to the violin, and we have a large number of professional violinists
The boy (then a 12 year old boy named Anatoly Karpov)doesn't have a clue about Chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession
Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through the combined efforts of those who have creative talent, and those who have the ability to organize their creative work
Capablanca's play produced and still produces an irresistable artistic effect. In his games a tendency towards simplicity predominated, and in this simplicity there was a unique beauty of genuine depth.
Everything is in a state of flux, and this includes the world of Chess
If you are going to make your mark among masters, you have to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master.
It is peculiar but a fact nevertheless, that the gamblers in chess have enthusiastic followers.
A knight ending is really a pawn ending.
I ... have two vocations: chess and engineering. If I played chess only, I believe that my success would not have been significantly greater. I can play chess well only when I have fully convalesced from chess and when the 'hunger for chess' once more awakens within me.
You have to accustom yourself to practical study at home, you have to devote time to studies, to the history of chess, the development of chess, of chess culture.
Every great master will find it useful to have his own theory on the openings, which only he himself knows, a theory which is closely linked with plans for the middle game.
When my opponent's clock is going I discuss general considerations in an internal dialogue with myself. When my own clock is going I analyse conctrete variations.
Don't worry kids, you'll find work. After all, my machine will need strong chess player-programmers. You will be the first.
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