These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.
Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.
Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's OK to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless.
Analysis, if it is really carried out with a complete concentration of his powers, forms and completes a chess player.
Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.
In Chess, as it is played by masters, chance is practically eliminated.
Even the laziest King flees wildly in the face of a double check!
All that matters on the Chessboard is good moves
On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long
Pawn endings are to Chess what putting is to golf
Ensemble is hard to do. It's like 3-D chess.
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it.
Who is your opponent tonight, tonight I am playing against the Black pieces
Fischer was a master of clarity and a king of artful positioning. His opponents would see where he was going but were powerless to stop him
Pawns: they are the soul of this game, they alone form the attack and defense
I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically.
I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov's site is very interesting.
A pawn, when separated from his fellows, will seldom or never make a fortune.
The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess.
Chess is a matter of delicate judgement, knowing when to punch and how to duck.
Without error there can be no brilliancy
Chess is a cure for headaches.
Not all artists are Chess players, but all Chess players are artists
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
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