I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
In tournaments it is not enough to be a connoisseur of chess; one must also play well.siegbert tarrasch
The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.
Life's too short for chess.
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
Poets do not go mad; but chess players do.
I achieved more than I could dream of in chess and in chess composing.yochanan afek
Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi have absolutely destroyed chess by their immoral, unethical, prearranged games. These guys are really the lowest dogs around, and if people knew the truth about them, they would be held in more contempt than Ben Johnson, the runner, and they're going to know the truth when I do this book!bobby fischer
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
A lifestyle typical of many rulers of that era who squandered away their empires to the British -- in the manner of the famous scene from Ray 's film that depicts Wajid Ali Shah leisurely playing chess as the British soldiers marched in. But yet these much-maligned Nawabs were responsible for nurturing Lucknow's culture of poetry , dance , music and art and inventing the famous Lucknowi traditions.
You know I'm finished with the old chess because it's all just a lot of book and memorization you know.
Rather than being the image of a single struggle as in chess, Go is much more like the panorama of an entire campaign, or complex theatre of war. And so it is more like modern warfare where strategic mass movements are the ultimate determinants of victory. … As in modern warfare, direct combat, without supporting tactics, rarely occurs. In fact, to engage too soon in direct combat frequently spells defeat.
The question of whether a computer is playing chess, or doing long division, or translating Chinese, is like the question of whether robots can murder or airplanes can fly -- or people; after all, the "flight" of the Olympic long jump champion is only an order of magnitude short of that of the chicken champion (so I'm told). These are questions of decision, not fact; decision as to whether to adopt a certain metaphoric extension of common usage.
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
As the first (and only) African American International Grand Master, Maurice Ashley is an historical figure. He is also a superb writer and a compelling teacher who makes learning even the most difficult aspects of chess appear possible. He shows us how chess can be used to put our young people on the path to success.maurice ashley
You know I'm finished with the old chess because it's all just a lot of book and memorization you know.bobby fischer