Chess Quotes 697

(fortissimo) "Have you ever seen a monkey examining a watch?"
— STEINITZ, impatient with an enquirer.

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.