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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    15 Feb '16 20:41
    Quotations About Chess

    "We learn by Chess: the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources." -Benjamin Franklin

    “The queen was my favorite chess piece. Unlike the women I knew in real life, she was powerful. Her job was to defend her husband at all costs, because while he was weak and practically defenseless—only allowed to move one square at a time—she was the strongest player on the board, hindered by no restrictions at all.” ―Rachel Vincent

    “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” ―Isaac Asimov
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  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    17 Feb '16 21:11
    Ratings don't play chess - Me
  3. 20 Feb '16 12:11
    "The ability to play chess is the mark of an inquiring mind, the ability to play chess well is the sign of a misspent youth"............. anon.
  4. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    22 Feb '16 02:36
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Quotations About Chess

    "We learn by Chess: the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources." -Benjamin Franklin

    “The queen was my favorite chess piece. Unlike the women I knew in real life, she was power ...[text shortened]... eckmate.” ―Isaac Asimov
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    The mistakes are out there, just waiting to be made - Emanuel Lasker
  5. Subscriber jb70
    State of Confusion
    22 Feb '16 07:43
    Every time you beat a computer at chess it's because it's hustling you. Don't fall into the trap of playing double or quits.
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    22 Feb '16 14:14
    I drink, I smoke, I chase after pretty women, but correspondence chess is a vice I do not have.

    - Mikhail Tal.
  7. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    23 Feb '16 10:22
    “Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack” -Wilhelm Steinitz.
  8. 29 Feb '16 16:20
    A computer beat me at chess once, but it was no match for me at kick-boxing.
  9. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    03 Mar '16 23:24
    Originally posted by bill718
    The mistakes are out there, just waiting to be made - Emanuel Lasker
    I thought Tartakower said that
  10. 06 Mar '16 09:07
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    I thought Tartakower said that
    yeah it was Tartakower
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    06 Mar '16 21:30
    Me, last Saturday at the club:

    "Oh crap, that's a mate!"
  12. 16 Mar '16 13:48
    When I'm White, I win because I'm White.
    When I'm Black, I win because I'm Bogolyubov.
  13. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    16 Mar '16 16:45
    Originally posted by Bob Kramer
    When I'm White, I win because I'm White.
    When I'm Black, I win because I'm Bogolyubov.
    One of my favorite quotations as well.
  14. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    16 Mar '16 16:46
    "You need not play well, just help your opponent to play badly." -Genrikh Chepukaitis
  15. 17 Mar '16 09:06
    The Pin is mightier than the sword ― Fred Reinfeld