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“I had a toothache during the first game. In the second game I had a headache. In the third game it was an attack of rheumatism. In the fourth game, I wasn’t feeling well. And in the fifth game? Well, must one have to win every game?”

- Siegbert Tarrasch

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“There are two classes of men; those who are content to yield to circumstances and who play whist; those who aim to control circumstances, and who play Chess.”

- Mortimer Collins

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“Fischer sacrificed virtually everything most of us weakies (to use his term) value, respect, and cherish, for the sake of an artful, often beautiful board game, for the ambivalent privilege of being its greatest master.”

- Paul Kollar

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“Live, lose, and learn, by observing your opponent how to win.”

- Amber Steenbock

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"By playing at Chess then, we may learn: First: Foresight...    Second: Circumspection...    Third: Caution...   And lastly, we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources.”

- Benjamin Franklin

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"How vain are our fears! I thought to myself. "Sometimes we fear that which our opponent (or fate) had never even considered! After this, then, is it any longer worthwhile to rack one's brain to find new ghosts to fear? No, indeed: All hail optimism!"

Nimzowitsch - upon his opponent Mattison missing an unusual knight manouevre.

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"First and foremost it is essential to understand the essence, the overall idea of any fashionable variation, and only then include it in one's repertoire. Otherwise the tactical trees will conceal from the player the strategic picture of the wood, in which his orientation will most likely be lost."

- Lev Polugaevsky

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"Don't be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something."

- Dan Heisman

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"We learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favourable change, and that of persevering in search of resources."

- Benjamin Franklin

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"Boris Vasilievich was the only top-class player of his generation who played gambits regularly and without fear ... Over a period of 30 years he did not lose a single game with the King's Gambit, and among those defeated were numerous strong players of all generations, from Averbakh, Bronstein and Fischer, to Seirawan."

- Garry Kasparov

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"Nowadays games immediately appear on the Internet and thus the life of novelties is measured in hours. Modern professionals do not have the right to be forgetful - it is 'life threatening'."

- Garry Kasparov

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