chess Quotes

What would Chess be without silly mistakes?
 
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— Kurt Richter
I remember mentioning to friends back in 1938 that the world chess champion would be beaten by a computer in 50 years time. Today we know computers are not far from this goal.
 
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— Konrad Zuse
These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.
 
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— Kobe Bryant
Malina looked incredulous. "Are you anything more than a Druid?" "Of course I am. I own this shop and I play a mean game of chess, and I've been told that I'm a frakkin' Cylon." "What's a frakkin' Cylon?" "I don't know, but it sounds really scary when you say it with a Polish Accent.
 
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— Kevin Hearne
... far more people make a living as professional chess players today than ever before. Thanks partly to the availability of computer programs and online matches, there has been a mini-boom in chess interest among young people in many countries.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
The Indians and Chinese have become brilliant chess professionals. They get on a plane and play all over the world. This has led to dramatic pressure on incomes. Nowadays, the best chess player in Argentina can no longer make a living playing chess.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Today, chess programs have become so good that even grandmasters sometimes struggle to understand the logic behind some of their moves.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Remy you're my king." I hug him hard. "There's no chess game for me without you.
 
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— Katy Evans
The laws of chess are as beautiful as those governing the universe - and as deadly.
 
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— Katherine Neville
Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated.
 
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— Karl Kraus
Chess is a more highly symbolic game, but the aggressions are therefore even more frankly represented in the play. It probably began as a war game; that is, the representation of a miniature battle between the forces of two kingdoms
 
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— Karl A. Menninger
I play chess, but my past is checkered,The mic and I are like staff and shepherd.
 
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— Ka
Football is a chess game to me. If you move your pawn against my bishop, I'll counter that move to beat you. Football is the same way. I study so much film that I know exactly what teams are going to do. I love knowing what a offense is going to run and stuffing that play.
 
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— Junior Seau
Remorse has no place in a warrior's mind... A war is like a game of chess, Nicholaa. Every battle is like a well-thought-out move on the board. Once it begins, there shouldn't be any emotion involved whatsoever.
 
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— Julie Garwood
India and China are improving by leaps and bounds and it will be their chess players who will lead the revolution of the XXI century.
 
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— Judit Polgar
One can say that in the last decades chess has become more of a sport than of a science. I see it from an artistic point of view.
 
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— Judit Polgar
Chess is thirty to forty percent psychology. You don't have this when you play a computer. I can't confuse it
 
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— Judit Polgar
Playing chess has many aspects that can be useful in everyday situations like planning, concentration and combinations. You learn to win but also to lose and to be creative.
 
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— Judit Polgar
Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation.
 
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— Joshua Waitzkin
I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links.
 
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— Joshua Waitzkin
In chess you might find a good move. Then you might find a better move. But take your time. Find the best move.
 
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— Joshua Waitzkin
My coach and my parents both had this relationship to what I was doing, which was allowing me to express myself with chess. And so I could love it. I had a passion for it. I was expressing myself through chess, and I was learning about myself through chess.
 
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— Joshua Waitzkin
The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me - either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.
 
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— Joshua Waitzkin
To improve at chess you should in the first instance study the endgame.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess is something more than a game. It is an intellectual diversion which has certain artistic qualities and many scientific elements.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Endings of one rook and pawns are about the most common sort of endings arising on the chess board. Yet though they do occur so often, few have mastered them thoroughly. They are often of a very difficult nature, and sometimes while apparently very simple they are in reality extremely intricate.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess books should be used as we use glasses: to assist the sight, although some players make use of them as if they thought they conferred sight
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
During the course of many years I have observed that a great number of doctors, lawyers, and important businessmen make a habit of visiting a chess club during the late afternoon or evening to relax and find relief from the preoccupations of their work.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
An hour's history of two minds is well told in a game of chess.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess is a very logical game and it is the man who can reason most logically and profoundly in it that ought to win.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
When you sit down to play a game you should think only about the position, but not about the opponent. Whether chess is regarded as a science, or an art, or a sport, all the same psychology bears no relation to it and only stands in the way of real chess.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Sultan Khan had become champion of India at Indian chess and he learned the rules of our form of chess at a later date. The fact that even under such conditions he succeeded in becoming champion reveals a genius for chess which is nothing short of extraordinary.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess is more than a game or a mental training. It is a distinct attainment. I have always regarded the playing of chess and the accomplishment of a good game as an art, and something to be admired no less than an artist's canvas or the product of a sculptor's chisel. Chess is a mental diversion rather than a game. It is both artistic and scientific.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
No other great master has been so misunderstood by the vast majority of chess amateurs and even by many masters, as has Emanuel Lasker.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Alekhine evidently possesses the most remarkable chess memory that has ever existed. It is said that he remembers by heart all the games played by the leading masters during the last 15-20 years.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
There was a time in my life when I almost thought I could never lose a single duel of chess.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
In chess, as played by a good player, logic and imagination must go hand in hand, compensating each other.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Chess can never reach its height by following in the path of science ... Let us, therefore, make a new effort and with the help of our imagination turn the struggle of technique into a battle of ideas.
 
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— Jose Raul Capablanca
Captivated by its discipline, humanity forgets and goes on forgetting that it is the discipline of chess players, not of angels.
 
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— Jorge Luis Borges
The man who has learned that three plus one are four doesn't have to go through a proof of that assertion with coins, or dice, or chess pieces, or pencils. He knows it, and that's that. He cannot conceive a different sum. There are mathematicians who say that three plus one is a tautology for four, a different way of saying "four" ... If three plus one can be two, or fourteen, then reason is madness.
 
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— Jorge Luis Borges