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    Human affairs are like a chess game. Only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: human  chess  games 
     
    Have you ever seen a chess article without a brilliant example of the author's own play? 'Silly question,' you will say. Quite.
    — Yuri Razuvaev
    Botvinnik was a killer in chess.
    — Yuri Averbakh
    tags: chess 
     
    It is impossible to ignore a highly important factor of the chess struggle - psychology.
    — Yuri Averbakh
    In chess, you should be as cool as a cucumber.
    — Yuliya Snigir
    tags: chess 
     
    Describing one competitive advantage of IBM's Deep Blue chess computer. It has no fear.
    — Yasser Seirawan
    The world championship is a disputed title. You've got a situation like boxing. Speaking as a member of the chess world, it's extremely undignified.
    — Yasser Seirawan
    tags: world  chess 
     
    Throughout chess history, great debates have raged about the pros and cons of hanging pawns. The debates are nonsense; the answer is cut and dried. If the pawns can be attacked and forced to move forward, they are weak. If they can be defended and remain where they are, they are strong.
    — Yasser Seirawan
    tags: strong  chess 
     
    I think a player constantly improves his understanding of chess with experience.
    — Yasser Seirawan
    Earlier in my career, I never thought of boxing as a chess game, but I confirm that they are, in fact, very similar. You can plan your fights and strategy just like you would in chess.
    — Wladimir Klitschko
    If you don't have an end game of something delightful, you're just moving chess pieces around.
    — William McDonough
    tags: chess  games 
     
    Chess is a contributor to net human unhappiness, since the pleasure of victory is greatly exceeded by the pain of defeat.
    — William Hartston
    tags: pain  human  pleasure  victory  chess 
     
    Wilhelm Steinitz was the first man to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess.
    — William Hartston
    tags: men  logic  chess  games  appreciate 
     
    Chess is not something that drives people mad; it is something that keeps mad people sane.
    — William Hartston
    tags: people  chess 
     
    Ralph... would treat the day's decisions as though he were playing chess. The only trouble was that he would never be a very good chess player.
    — William Golding
    tags: decision  chess 
     
    Of chess it has often been said that life is not long enough for it - but that is the fault of life, not chess.
    — William Ewart Napier
    tags: chess 
     
    It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.
    — Will Durant
    tags: true  logic  gift  india  philosophy  chess 
     
    Chess is not for timid souls.
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    tags: soul  chess 
     
    I am not a chess historian - I myself am a piece of chess history, which no one can avoid. I will not write about myself, but I am sure that someone will write.
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    tags: write  chess 
     
    Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of haviong an evil thought during the game.
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    Chess is not for the faint-hearted; it absorbs a person entirely. To get to the bottom of this game, he has to give himself up into slavery. Chess is difficult, it demands work, serious reflection and zealous research.
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
    — Wilhelm Steinitz
    tags: chess 
     
    Much time and money has gone into computer chess programs, and so far, no one's figured out how to crack the game, which I think speaks to chess's complexity.
    — Wells Tower
    tags: time  gone  money  chess  games  computer 
     
    He liked to play chess and do intelligent things, and I was a serious drinker and nonthinker.
    — Warren G. Harding
    tags: chess 
     
    What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest - whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection - than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy?
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: thinking  chess  stock 
     
    Chess is a sad waste of brains.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: sad  brain  chess 
     
    Chess is a natural cerebral high.
    — Walter Browne
    tags: chess 
     
    I believe that Chess possesses a magic that is also a help in advanced age. A rheumatic knee is forgotten during a game of chess and other events can seem quite unimportant in comparison with a catastrophe on the chessboard.
    — Vlastimil Hort
    tags: magic  believe  age  help  chess  games 
     
    Chess is only a recreation and not an occupation.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: chess  occupation 
     
    On the whole, the life of a chess professional is not as easy as it appears at first sight. One needs to devote some ten hours a day to chess and to everything connected with it - physical and psycholgical preparation.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: chess 
     
    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.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    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.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: beauty  clarity  chess  games  example 
     
    Playing rapid chess, one can lose the habit of concentrating for several hours in serious chess. That is why, if a player has big aims, he should limit his rapidplay in favour of serious chess.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: chess 
     
    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.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: beauty  self  chess 
     
    Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: chess  games  complex 
     
    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.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: beauty  control  chess  games 
     
    Chess is so deep, I simply feel lost.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: lost  chess 
     
    I started playing chess when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It is very good for children to learn to play chess, because it helps them to develop their mental abilities. It also helps to consolidate a person's character, because as it happens both in life and in a chess game we have to make decisions constantly. In chess there is no luck and no excuses: everything is in your hands.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
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