Chess Quotes 668

"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

Chess Quotes

(another personal favourite)
" A combination composed of a sacrifice has more immediate effect upon the person playing over the game in which it occurs than another combination, because the apparent senselessness of the sacrifice is convincing proof of the design of the player offering it.
— Richard RETI, Modern Ideas in Chess.