Chess Quotes


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"Chess is my life, but my life is not chess"
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"I think that by and large chess players have been very kind. Like I said there have been a few incidents, but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any"
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"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing"
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"Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though"
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"I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back"
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"I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event"
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"After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired"
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"No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess"
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"The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time"
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"I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future"
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"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing"
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"The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game"
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"I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov's site is very interesting"
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"Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people"
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"Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense"
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"I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt"
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"In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King - and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you"
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"The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that"
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"On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches"
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"Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess - players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation"
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"We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre"
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"I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak"
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"My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments"
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"These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess"
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"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways"
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"In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this"
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"When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity"
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"The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level"
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"I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing"
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