Chess Quotes

Here is a collection of chess quotes -

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  1. Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure. Forget it, Checkmate ends the game -- Nigel Short
  2. In chess even the keenest communist has to look for his king! -- Hort
  3. There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones, and mine. -- Tal
  4. Spassky was asked by an interviewer: "Which do you prefer... Chess or Sex?"
    He replied: "It depends on the position."
  5. I mean, first of all, i played, you know, absolutely disgracefully from... move one! - Carlsen
  6. Petrosian was asked what was his favorite piece, answered "The one my opponent doesn't have!"
  7. You've got to lose to know how to win. -- Aerosmith
  8. Nowadays, when you're not a grandmaster at 14, you can forget about it. - Anand
  9. I prefer to sack my opponents pieces. -- Tartakover
  10. When I play white, I win because I am white.  When I play black, I win because I am Bugolyubov! -- Bugolyubov
  11. Simplify, always simplify! -- Capablanca
  12. If drink is the curse of the working classes and work is the curse of the drinking classes then chess is the curse of the thinking classes. -- J Ross
  13. Chess is the greatest game ever invented, because it only looks like a game. -- Scott Kerns
  14. Chess is a beautiful mistress to whom we keep coming back, no matter how many times she rejects us. -- Bent Larsen
  15. Chess is not a game but a disease. -- Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  16. Some of Marshall's most sparkling moves look at first like typographical errors. -- William Napier
  17. I make errors, therefore I am! -- Saviely Tartakower
  18. Why must I lose to this idiot?! -- Aaron Nimzowitsch
  19. A good player is always lucky. -- José Raúl Capablanca
  20. Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as can be found anywhere outside of an advertising agency. -- Raymond Chandler 
  21. "Have I ever mentioned you play an irritating game of chess, Mr. Spock?"
    – Captain Kirk (after Spock had announced a forced mate)

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