My ranking of chess quotes…
CHESS QUOTES ABOUT CHESS (I)
1 Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that’s the fault of life, not of chess! EDWARD NAPIER
2 Chess is the sublimation of life in par excellence. ANTHONY SAIDY
3 Chess, with its philosophical depths, is anything more than a game. In its the best sense, it is a game in which the intelligence, character and will of everyone are shown. BORIS SPASSKY
4 Chess is life. BOBBY FISCHER
CHESS QUOTES ABOUT CHESS (II)
5 Chess is imagination. DAVID BRONSTEIN
6 Chess is an art manifested in the form of a game. GREAT SOVIET ENCYCLOPEDIA
7 Chess is a utopia that only gives a privilege: the spiritual enrichment of the artist. FERNANDO ARRABAL
8 The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures such as police surveillance are not sufficient. AARON NIMZOVICH
Chess and life…
Boris Spassky: “Chess is like life “.
Viktor Korchnoi: “Chess is my life.”
Bobby Fischer: “Chess is the life.”
A Tolstoi’s character says: “But chess isn’t life, Sergei, without heart life cannot exist.” Now well, apologize for my audacity to question master Tolstoi: Who did say that chess has not to heart?
Some bad jokes…
A traveler goes into a train compartment and finds an unusual scene: a man and a dog playing chess. Seeing this, the traveler could just say:
“There is nothing extraordinary”, said the man. He has already lost three games.
Who was the best player in history? Moses, because he had a draw with God.
In the early days of computer chess, they asked the Dutch GM Jan Hein Donner if he would be ready to face a computer and he answered, “Yes, but with a good hammer.”
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