Chess Quotes 727

"Whereas the tactician knows what to do when there is something to do, it requires the strategian to know what to do when there is nothing to do"
— Gerald ABRAHAMS (this seems to be fairly free translation of one of TARTAKOVER's aphorisms).

Chess Quotes

Good positions don't win games, good moves do.
[Gerald ABRAHAMS]

I've wasted a Black.
[ABRAHAMS, after drawing a game with the Black pieces]

You can retreat pieces... but not pawns. So always think twice about pawn moves.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess]

Open files can be used by both players. The chess player, not being an unselfish advocate of equal opportunity, naturally prefers a one-way system.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess, on half-open files]

— -- all from Peter BALLARD