The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.
I am more strongly confirmed than ever in the belief that the time devoted to chess is literally frittered away.paul morphy
Go is destined to take the place of chess as the leading intellectual game of the Occident, just as it has reigned supreme in the Orient for some four thousand years.
Baseball is a kind of collective chess with arms and legs in full play under sunlight.jacques barzun
There's so many lessons I get from chess, it's incredible, but I think the biggest thing for me has always been is that losing is learning.maurice ashley
Maurice Ashley is not only a chess grandmaster, but he is a grandmaster at story-telling. He knows how to get to get kids hooked on the strategies and complexities of chess. In an age where kids too often play video games that are like junk food for the brain, Maurice is getting kids to sharpen their minds and build their character through the ancient game of chess.maurice ashley
I am not some sort of freak. I might be very good at chess but I'm just a normal person.magnus carlsen
In conclusion, if you want to unravel the multitude of secrets of chess then don't begrudge the time.garry kasparov
The public must come to see that chess is a violent sport. chess is mental torture.garry kasparov
Having spent a lifetime analyzing the game of chess and comparing the capacity of computers to the capacity of the human brain, I've often wondered, where does our success come from? The answer is synthesis, the ability to combine creativity and calculation, art and science, into a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. chess is a unique cognitive nexus, a place where art and science come together in the human mind, and are then refined and improved by experience.garry kasparov
In chess, bigamy is acceptable but monarchy is absolute.garry kasparov
I could keep talking about Ashot as chess player, composer, theoretician, or a trainer; however I would rather write about him as a person. If I were asked, which of my close friends is the most honest and kind, I would not hesitate to name Ashot.ashot nadanian
They say my chess games should be more interesting. I could be more interesting - and also lose.tigran petrosian
In our small chess community in Marylebone it would be mock modesty on my part to deny that I have built up for myself a considerable name without ever actually having won a single game. Even the best players are sometimes beaten, and that is precisely what happens to me.Stephen Potter
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.Anatol Rapoport
With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we'll never see again.alexander alekhine
“Do you play chess, by the by?” asked Vance. “Used to. But no more. A beautiful game, though if it wasn't for the players.”s. s. van dine
The service was of great array, That they were served with that day. Thus they ate, and made them glad, With such service as they had When they had dined, as I you say, Lordis and ladies yede to play; Some to tables and some to chess, With other games more and less.
To play chess on a truly high level requires a constant stream of exact, informed decisions, made in real time and under pressure from your opponent. What’s more, it requires a synthesis of some very different virtues, all of which are necessary to good decisions: calculatioñ, creativity and a desire for results. If you ask a Grandmaster, an artist and a computer scientist what makes a good chess player, you’ll get a glimpse of these different strengths in action.garry kasparov
It [chess] is eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game.paul morphy
Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.
chess is a game by its form, an art by its content and a science by the difficulty of gaining mastery in it. chess can convey as much happiness as a good book or work of music can.tigran petrosian
chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.siegbert tarrasch
Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the chess player.siegbert tarrasch
He who fears an isolated Queen's Pawn should give up chess.siegbert tarrasch