Inspiring Quotes About Chess


Over the last few centuries, there have been hundreds of incredible quotes about chess. Here is given some of the best quotes that sum up the game nicely.

  • “Tactics flow from a superior position.” — Bobby Fischer
  • “Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders.” — Savielly Tartakower
  • “The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.” — Savielly Tartakower
  • “When you see a good move, look for a better one.” — Emanuel Lasker
  • “Even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check!” — Aron Nimzowitsch
  • “The pawns are the soul of chess.” — Francois Andre Danican Philidor
  • “The hardest game to win is – A Won Game.” — Emanuel Lasker
  • “Many has become the chess masters, none has become the master at chess.” — Siegbert Tarrasch
  • “A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.” — Wilhelm Steinitz
  • “Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.”– Max Euwe
  • “Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands!” — Renaud and Kahn
  • “Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess!” — Stephan Gerzadowicz
  • “The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is.” — David Bronstein
  • “Every Chess master was once a beginner.” — Chernev
  • “One doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better tha your opponent.” — Siegbert Tarrasch
  • “It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men.” — Savielly Tartakover
  • “In a gambit you give up a Pawn for the sake of getting a lost game.” — Samuel Standige Boden
  • “Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine.” — Mikhail Tal
  • “A bad plan is better than none at all.” — Frank Marshall
  • “First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game.” — Siegbert Tarrasch