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.
Baseball is a kind of collective chess with arms and legs in full play under sunlight.jacques barzun
Life's too short for chess.
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
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
Caissa, the goddess of chess, had punished me for my conservative play, for betraying my nature.garry kasparov
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
Game theory applies to a very different type of conflict, now technically called a game. The well-known games such as poker, chess, ticktacktoe and so forth are games in the strict technical Bark and counterbark sense. But what makes parlor games games is not their entertainment value or detachment from real life.Anatol Rapoport
A friendship across sectarian lines is not a common phenomenon, in his experience. In the past, it has struck him that, apart from homosexuals, only chess players have found a reliable way to bridge, intensely but without fatal violence, the gulf that separates any given pair of men.michael chabon
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.felix frankfurter
Life's too short for chess.
Amberley excelled at chess one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind.
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.
It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to us such questionable gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all our numerals and our decimal system. But these are not the essence of her spirit; they are trifles compared to what we may learn from her in the future.
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
Many have become chess Masters, no one has become the Master of chess.siegbert tarrasch