Chess is a quiet game of raum music.
Victory goes to the one who made the penultimate mistake.
With the right game on both sides, a draw is inevitable.
In general, I think that in chess everything rests on tactics. If the strategy is a block of marble, then the tactics are the cutter with which the master acts, creating a piece of chess art.
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosyan
Pawn endgames are golf.
There is no such woman whom I would not win, even having given a horse forward.
Robert James Fisher
Those who say that they understand chess do not understand anything.
In life – like in chess: when the game ends, all the pieces – pawns, queens and kings – end up in one box.
Irwin Yalom, “The Liar on the Couch”
Chess is like life, only life is a total war, and chess is a limited war.
Chess – like love – requires a partner.
Stefan Zweig, “Chess Short Story”
You can learn much more from a lost game than from a won one. You must lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.
Jose Raul Capablanca
Do not look for a move, not two moves, but look for the whole plan.
Intelligence is determined not by the path, but by the result.
On a chessboard, lies and deceit do not live long.
Chess is primarily taught to be objective.
It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s pieces.
We are essentially pawns on a chess field, and pawns don’t know where their player’s hand will send.
Mikhail Sholokhov, “Quiet Don”
All my life with one woman is like an endgame with colorful elephants.
True, chess can be a sweet family game – but only until then. while the father beats his son.
Debuts teach debuts. Endgames teach chess.
Perhaps for some people obscene language is obscene abuse, but for chess players it is daily bread.
Your game cannot be better than your worst move.
The first principle of the offensive: do not let the enemy develop.
Gluteal muscles are what makes chess a sport.
Chess is gymnastics for the brain.
If the opponent offers a draw, try to understand why he thinks he is worth worse.
No one was ever born a master. The path to this title lies through years of study, struggle, joy and sadness.
In order not to lose a figure, many players surrender the game.
I have long been watching veteran chess players in real life. Most of them are adequate, optimistic and maintain sober thinking until they are very old. Yes, they look younger than their age!
Every healthy society has a passed pawn.
Stirlitz smelled of burning, and indeed: Kasparov appeared from around the corner.
Do not rely on the mistakes of the opponent, but rely on them.
Chess is like a beautiful woman, to whom we constantly return, no matter how often she rejects us.
A good heart in chess is useless.
Chess is not for the faint of heart.
One bad move can ruin forty good ones.
The parties are always different, the interviews are always the same.
People have been playing with me for 15 years below their capabilities.
Robert James Fisher
To play correctly at the end of the game is necessary, but impossible.
When you play with Fisher, the question is not whether you win or not; the question is whether you survive or not.
Chess, like music, or any other art, can make a person happy.
Before the endgame, the gods put a middlegame.
Who is your opponent today? “Today I play against black pieces.”
You know you’re a chess fanatic when your first question is when meeting someone: What is your rating?
Only the initiative player has the right to attack.
Do not mock chess players. Is it easy to maintain mental health when you lose horses every day, you beat elephants, and you attack the queens?
Put the board so that the sun shines in the eyes of your opponent.
There have been periods in my life when I almost believed that I could not lose even one single game.
Jose Raul Capablanca
Weaknesses of character usually occur during a chess game.
Everyone wins in chess. If you enjoy the game, and this is the most important thing, then even defeat is not scary.
Chess is the torment of reason.
I consider each of my opponents a master until he proves to me the opposite.
The greatest art in chess is not to show the opponent what he can do.
I would compare the world with a chessboard – That day, then night. What about pawns? We are with you. Move, squeeze and – beat. And put in a dark box to rest.
It is not the one who thinks a lot that gets into time trouble, but the one who thinks not about that.