When he is inspired, he is capable of producing magic.
Tibor Károlyi, in his Genius in the Background (2009), p. 218.
When I am trying to understand the method of winning in the endgame with two bishops against the knight, chess is a science, when I admire a beautiful combination or study, then chess is art, and when I am complicating position in the approaching time trouble of my opponent, then chess is sport.Ashot Nadanian
Coaching secrets? I don’t think I got any. The main "secret" – love for chess.Ashot Nadanian
Learn from each one of your defeats; your losses must be as close to you as your victories.Ashot Nadanian
Even Ashot's mistakes contain elements of creativity.Ashot Nadanian
After having been present at his amusing lessons just once, I will always feel envious of his students.Ashot Nadanian
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
Ashot is a born trainer.Ashot Nadanian
Chess is not Mathematics, where ten is always more than one; in chess the King with a pawn can beat opponent's King with all pieces if they are placed badly.Ashot Nadanian