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I give percent of my mental energy to Chess. Others give only percent. (Quote by - Bobby Fischer)

On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. (Quote by - Emanuel Lasker)

We're getting people from Oklahoma. We have one guy who's driving down from Ardmore, Okla., to come to our chess club because he has to work when his local chess club meets. (Quote by - Michael Borys)

Football is a chess game. You always try to stay one move ahead. (Quote by - Joe Tiller)

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. (Quote by - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower)

The tactician must know what to do whenever something needs doing; the strategist must know what to do when nothing needs doing. (Quote by - Savielly Tartakover)

All I want to do, ever, is just play Chess. (Quote by - Bobby Fischer)

In a gambit you give up a Pawn for the sake of getting a lost game. (Quote by - Samuel Standige Boden)

Scholastic chess is experiencing a real resurgence. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to kids playing chess. (Quote by - Jerry Nash)

The first half was like a chess match, and then things really opened up. Our defense came of age today, and we did a great job finishing the game. (Quote by - Jim Berkman)

Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that would hardly inspire another man to send home a picture post card. (Quote by - Max Euwe)

Boxing is a mental sport. Think of a prizefight as a chess game of mind and body, and you are a little closer to it than if you compare it to a bloody brawl in an alley. (Quote by - Budd Schulberg)

The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. (Quote by - Savielly Tartakover)

Some crew chief has to be the best. In Top Fuel it's obviously Alan Johnson. I compare it to chess. We all basically have the same pieces and play on the same board, but some guys are just better than others. I can't give you an answer why and I bet Alan can't either. It's just the way it is. He's very expensive, but worth every penny. (Quote by - Tony Schumacher)

Chess is a beautiful mistress. (Quote by - Bent Larsen)

If your opponent cannot do anything active, then don't rush the position; instead you should let him sit there, suffer, and beg you for a draw. (Quote by - Jeremy Silman)

In my elementary school, there was a teacher who told us about the chess club, and I just liked it from the very first moment. Besides, my father gave a chess board to my brother, and it was very pretty. (Quote by - Nelly Estrada)

Every Chess master was once a beginner. (Quote by - Chernev)

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. (Quote by - Isaac Asimov)

Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity. (Quote by - Vladimir Nabokov)

Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half. (Quote by - Jan Tinman)

Poets do not go mad, but chess players do. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. (Quote by - Terry Pratchett)

Chess is a fighting game which is purely intellectual and includes chance. (Quote by - Richard Reti)

It was a little bit of a chess match. (Quote by - Gene McAteer)


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