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I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father - and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I'd forget about my other pieces.
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
If you look at the democratic process as a game of chess, there have to be many, many moves before you get to checkmate. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it's stalemate. There's a vast difference between no checkmate and stalemate. This is what the democratic process is like.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Computers have proved to be formidable chess players. In fact, they've beaten our top human chess champions.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Once you're a chess player, you spend a lot of time thinking about the game and you can't get it completely out of your head.
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.
I look at improvising as a prolonged game of chess. There's an opening gambit with your pawn in a complex game I have with one character, and lots of side games with other characters, and another game with myself - and in each game you make all these tiny, tiny moves that get you to the endgame.
Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
Rather than opera, football is more like ballet or a chess game. You can really see it in a team like Arsenal, especially when Dennis Bergkamp was playing. He seemed to be able to read the game like a chessboard and knew where a player would be several seconds later and put the ball there for him.
Marcus du Sautoy
Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible.
Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.
I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country.
There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
Charles Dudley Warner
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
Life's too short for chess.
Henry James Byron
I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.
Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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