I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.jamal al-din al-afghani
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
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.
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
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
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
In tournaments it is not enough to be a connoisseur of chess; one must also play well.siegbert tarrasch
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.
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
It [chess] is eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game.paul morphy
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
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