All I want to do, ever, is play chess.
I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves
You can only get good at Chess if you love the game
In chess so much depends on opening theory, so the champions before the last century did not know as much as I do and other players do about opening theory. So if you just brought them back from the dead they wouldn't do well. They'd get bad openings.
Chess demands total concentration
I add status to any tournament I attend.
I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically.
The turning point in my career came with the realization that Black should play to win instead of just steering for equality.
I like the moment when I break a man's ego.
Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind.
My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration
I am the best player in the world, and I am here to prove it.
Blitz chess kills your ideas.
Chess is like war on a board
I object to being called a chess genius because I consider myself to be an all around genius who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov might be called a chess genius, but he's like an idiot savant. Outside of chess he knows nothing.
Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all
A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will is required to become a great Chess player
Different people feel differently about resigning
I give 98 percent of my mental energy to Chess Others give only 2 percent
Don't even mention losing to me. I can't stand to think of it
Tactics flow from a superior position
Concentrate on material gains. Whatever your opponent gives you take, unless you see a good reason not to.
I could give any woman in the world a piece and a move; to Gaprindashvili even, a knight.
All that matters on the Chessboard is good moves
All my games are real
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