"Lose one pawn and you lose the end game. Unless you are good enough."
I made that quote up.
"He left it en pris so i took it en passant" - Blackburne when asked about drinking his opponents whiskey during a simul
“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell
I never understood what this quote quite meant until very recently.
"Chess is one of the few arts where composition takes place simultaneously with performance."
Anybody knows where Lichess get their tournament page quotes from?
Communism is like an autoimmune disorder; it doesn't do the killing itself, but it weakens the system so much that the victim is left helpless and unable to fight off anything else.
"Chess wisdoms are like assholes,everybody's got one" -Benjamin Franklin
"No, Lawrence. This is not, how chess works!" - Peter Svidler, shortly before losing to Lawrence Trent.
“As for the opinions of Garry [Kasparov] and Vlad [Kramnik], I mean, they are entitled to their stupid opinions. That’s all I have to say.”