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The Best Chess Quotes

Hey Champions?
What are the best chess-related quotes that are coming to your mind? 

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Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 2 weeks ago

“It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men.” – Savielly Tartakower

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev

“Pawns are the soul of the game.” – François-André Danican Philidor

These are the first ones that came to my mind, so I looked up who said them to quote them LOL


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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 2 weeks ago

Super!! What else is coming to your mind? :) 
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 week ago

“Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.” – Savielly Tartakower

“One doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better than your opponent.” – Siegbert Tarrasch

Are a couple more :)

william obrien

william obrien 1 week ago

Tal- You must take your opponent into a dark Forrest, where 2+2=5, and there’s only room out enough for 1.

Lasker- See a good move, look for a better one!

Fischer- Chess is life.

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

:D :D :D 
Love the 1st one! 
Marc Sicina

Marc Sicina 1 week ago

Love the 1st one too!!  I love to make 2+2=5!!  Karpov did it strategically as did Kramnik and Kasparov and Tal did it Tactically!!!
Nykaj AK

Nykaj AK 1 week ago

Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. - Magnus Carlsen.

The highest art of the chessplayer lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do. - Garry Kasparov

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

Nice! 
Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 week ago

There are 2 types of sacrifices; correct ones, and mine.

 Mikhail Tal

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Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 week ago

In those years, it was easier to win the soviet chess championship that a game against Iron Tigran - Garry Kasparov

If Tal offers a sacrifice, you should accept it. If Bottvinik offers a sacrifice, you should consider it. If Spassky offers a sacriifce, you should refuse it. If Petrosian offers a sacrifice, you should resign. - Paul Kerres

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Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 week ago

To know to play chess, is a sign of a gentleman. To know to play well chess, is a sign of a destroyed life. - Paul Morphy

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

Nice ones, Giorgos! 
Brad Pevehouse

Brad Pevehouse 1 week ago

This is my favorite.

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Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 2 days ago

I found another one:

Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a macine.-Rudolf Spielman

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 21 hours ago

Nice!