Chess Quotes 704

 

"...In some places words have been replaced by symbols which, like amulets from a witch's bag, have the power to consume the living spirit of chess. The notorious "!!" can never approximate the human emotions which accompany an "excellent move" or a "great idea".

 ...Oh, those exclamation points! How they erode the innocent soul of the amateur, removing all hope of allowing him to examine another player's ideas critically!"

— Tigran PETROSIAN

Chess Quotes

From: arimakel@cc.Helsinki.FI (Ari Kalevi Makela)
"Like us as Black", beg the chess pieces," and you will anyway like us as White"
— Isaac BOLESLAVSKY