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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    05 Oct '11 04:53
    Interesting Chess Quotes


    "You need not play well, just help your opponent to play badly." -Genrikh Chepukaitis. “The tactician must know what to do whenever something needs doing; the strategist must know what to do when nothing needs doing” Tartakover. “Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack” -Wilhelm Steinitz.

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  2. 06 Oct '11 18:11
    I like this one: “The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake” - Savielly Tartakover
  3. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    07 Oct '11 03:00
    “I have added these principles to the law: get the Knights
    into action before both Bishops are developed” ~Emanuel Lasker.

    So true!!

    -m.
  4. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    07 Oct '11 03:11
    “If your opponent offers you a draw, try to work out why he thinks he's worse off.”

    ~ Nigel Short.
  5. 07 Oct '11 08:48
    -If you can't make a good move, make a confusing move
    -Don't eat beans before a match

    Bill Wall
  6. 07 Oct '11 08:57
    When the irresistible tactician meets the immovable strategist, the strategist better be wearing a seat belt.
  7. 07 Oct '11 09:14
    Originally posted by torten
    -If you can't make a good move, make a confusing move
    -Don't eat beans before a match

    Bill Wall
    I practically live by the first rule here!

    Why make a move that your opponent expects?
  8. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Oct '11 22:46 / 1 edit
    Maybe this isn't a great fit for the thread, but it has stayed with me forever...

    I didn't start playing rated chess until I was in college. In one of my very first tournaments I was sitting in the round at the board, and it was extremely quiet, even for a chess tournament.

    All of a sudden one of my new chess friends named Floyd Manzo (he was in his 40's at the time) puts his hands up in the air as though he is seeking divine intervention, and yells "Oh F--- me!" very loudly after dropping his queen.

    For a split second there was utter silence, and then the whole tournament hall erupted in laughter!

    To this day, sometimes I will be in the middle of a round, and I will suddenly sit up, think of Floyd, and smile!
  9. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    08 Oct '11 01:09
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Maybe this isn't a great fit for the thread, but it has stayed with me forever...

    I didn't start playing rated chess until I was in college. In one of my very first tournaments I was sitting in the round at the board, and it was extremely quiet, even for a chess tournament.

    All of a sudden one of my new chess friends named Floyd Manzo (he was in ...[text shortened]... I will be in the middle of a round, and I will suddenly sit up, think of Floyd, and smile!
    ha!

    I have seen the inverse where a king was thrown off the board after a similar blunder.

    I think of that when I walk by boards where someone is about to drop a Queen.
  10. Standard member mr carlsberg
    probally the best
    08 Oct '11 01:16
    “Chess is a cold bath for the mind”
    (Sir John Simon)
  11. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    08 Oct '11 01:35
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    When the irresistible tactician meets the immovable strategist, the strategist better be wearing a seat belt.
    "You Colle playing, rabbit breeding, skirt wearing FREAK!!" ChessPraxis
  12. 08 Oct '11 02:36
    e4. I win.

    Bobby Fischer
  13. 08 Oct '11 09:28
    Interviewer "Why did you never have a coach?"
    Fischer "Why would I give chess lessons?"

    Best retort ever
  14. 08 Oct '11 12:06
    Originally posted by torten
    Interviewer "Why did you never have a coach?"
    Fischer "Why would I give chess lessons?"

    Best retort ever
    Lol, 'i am the best, the whole world knows i am the best, i dont need a match to prove it' R J Fischer, awesome.
  15. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    08 Oct '11 12:20
    Originally posted by torten
    Interviewer "Why did you never have a coach?"
    Fischer "Why would I give chess lessons?"

    Best retort ever
    What does his having a coach have to do with his being a coach?