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I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country.
Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
Life's too short for chess.
Henry James Byron
I'm like Bush, I see the world more like checkers than chess.
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.
I consider myself to be a genius who happens to play chess.
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.
Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
I want to serve chess through games, books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.
We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
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 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.
All I want to do, ever, is play chess.
I'm attracted to things that are in direct opposition to something that I've just done. It's not like I'm trying to make the right chess move. It's more just that personal thing where you get connected to something for so long and then you want to do something that's in opposition to that.
For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
Football is a chess game to me. If you move your pawn against my bishop, I'll counter that move to beat you. Football is the same way. I study so much film that I know exactly what teams are going to do. I love knowing what a offense is going to run and stuffing that play.
Chess is life.
Chess: It's like alcohol. It's a drug. I have to control it, or it could overwhelm me. I have a regular Monday night game at my home, and I do play a little online.
For me, baseball is more comparable to chess than it is to hockey.
I don't know how many calories an average chess player burns per game, but it often exceeds that of a player in ball games. It is not only the chess as such: You need to be fit and undergo complicated preparation.
Chess is mental torture.
I organize a chess festival in Hungary. I support chess in schools, and I have my own chess foundation. And I started writing books.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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