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  1. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    17 May '07 00:51
    I've seen some absolutely awesome quotes floating around RHP. Anyone want to post a few good ones?

    Here's one to start. It's so true.

    How does Tal win? He develops all his pieces to the centre and then sacrifices them somewhere. - Bobby Fischer
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    17 May '07 00:58
    "breakin' meh balls! " -jesse van hine...

    a classic is "pawns are the soul of chess"-philidor

    not exactly enertaining, but so true and stands the test of time.....
  3. 17 May '07 01:19
    "All I want to do, ever, is just play chess." - Bobby Fischer.

    (A quite ironic quote, in retrospect.)
  4. 17 May '07 01:37
    “Discovered check is the dive bomber of the chessboard.” - Reuben Fine.
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    17 May '07 01:38
    lol
  6. 17 May '07 02:30
    Reuben Fine has some good ones, but Fischer was great for his smack talk:

    "My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration."

    "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 is like an idiot savant, outside of chess he knows nothing."

    I love those quotes. Makes him sound like the contender in a heavyweight fight.
  7. 17 May '07 02:52
    Originally posted by allostery
    Reuben Fine has some good ones, but Fischer was great for his smack talk:

    "My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration."

    "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 is like ...[text shortened]... thing."

    I love those quotes. Makes him sound like the contender in a heavyweight fight.
    Yeah, if you like trash talk, Fischer's a good source, although I don't much care for trash talk.

    Most of the famous quotes I'm familiar with, I saw on "famous quotes" lists, but I actually first stumbled upon Fine's divebomber quote whan I was reading his book, "Chess The Easy Way." It's one of those lines that you tend not to forget.

    Here's the full quote from page 112, the section on Discovered Check: "This is one of the most destructive devices that anybody can think up - it is the dive-bomber of the chess board. For the piece which gets out of the way may go anywhere it pleases because it uncovers a check to which the opponent must give his undivided attention. Thus the discovering piece is free to do its darndest: it can capture anything, defended or undefended, occupy any square, guarded or unguarded."
  8. 17 May '07 03:42
    My favorite has long been: "Chess is the royal waste of time."
  9. 17 May '07 03:48
    Originally posted by basso
    My favorite has long been: "Chess is the royal waste of time."
    Is that quote by basso? If not, do you remember who said it?
  10. 17 May '07 03:51
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Is that quote by basso? If not, do you remember who said it?
    No, the quote is not by basso. And sorry, can't remember where I read that or who said it. (Might have been my wife.) (Just kidding.)
  11. 17 May '07 06:47
    A famous quotation is: "Oohhh NOOOOO !!!!"
    I use it now and then.
  12. 17 May '07 07:15
    "with 1.e4!, I win." Fischer.
  13. 22 May '07 16:28
    "Are you any good?" - Bowmann
  14. 22 May '07 18:03
    "Why must I lose to this idiot?!!!!!"

    -Nimzovich
  15. 22 May '07 18:07
    Originally posted by allostery
    Reuben Fine has some good ones, but Fischer was great for his smack talk:

    "My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don't take these things into consideration."

    "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 is like ...[text shortened]... thing."

    I love those quotes. Makes him sound like the contender in a heavyweight fight.
    Yeah, now if he was only willing to pony up and put his moves where his mouth is. Instead, he hasn't played a professional game since 1972 unless you count the lame match against Spaasky in the 1990s.