Chess Quotes


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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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"It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment"
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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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"Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though"
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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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"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing"
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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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"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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"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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"I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov's site is very interesting"
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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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"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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"You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas"
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"But it's also because of something personal. My mother and father met while playing chess, so I've always had a fondness for the game. If it weren't for chess, I might not be here"
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"You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme; that's partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves - the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life"
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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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