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.
The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.jamal al-din al-afghani
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.magnus carlsen
I am more strongly confirmed than ever in the belief that the time devoted to chess is literally frittered away.paul morphy
Education in chess has to be an education in independent thinking and judging. chess must not be memorized...emanuel lasker
My idea of a contact sport was chess.
Morally, spiritually, we are fettered. What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before. To call such activity progress is utter delusion.
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
I object to being called a chess genius because I consider myself to be an all around genius who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov might be called a chess genius, but he's like an idiot savant. Outside of chess he knows nothing.bobby fischer
In conclusion, if you want to unravel the multitude of secrets of chess then don't begrudge the time.garry kasparov
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
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
Most chess books only sell a few thousand copies, and a book titled something like “Women in chess” would sell even fewer. The idea with this title was to spread the book outside the competitive chess world. I’m interested in attracting readers who love chess but play only casually, and feminists interested in male dominated fields.jennifer shahade
In tournaments it is not enough to be a connoisseur of chess; one must also play well.siegbert tarrasch
“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
Go is to Western chess what philosophy is to double-entry accounting.
The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.
Life's too short for chess.
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
chess improves strategic thinking, attention span, patience, camaraderie and sportsmanship. Maurice Ashley is not only an international grand master as a player but also as a teacher and activist.maurice ashley
He who wants to educate himself in chess must evade what is dead in chess...the habit of playing with inferior opponents; the custom of avoiding difficult tasks; the weakness of uncritically taking over variations or rules discovered by others; the vanity which is self-sufficient; the incapacity for admitting mistakes; in brief, everything that leas to standstill or to anarchy.emanuel lasker
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
While the Baroque rules of chess could only have been created by humans, the rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go.