The only opponents who aren't coming up with excuses for being defeated by me are computers.Losing & Defeat, ExcusesBobby Fischer (World Chess Champion)
All that matters on the chessboard is good moves.Bobby Fischer
Chess is life.Bobby Fischer
I believe that cheating in chess is a big deal and an existential threat to the game.Magnus Carlsen, September 2022
Chess is mental torture.Garry Kasparov
Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind.Bobby Fischer
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.Magnus Carlsen
I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn’t even have books at first, and I just played by myself. I learnt a lot from that, and I feel that it is a big reason why I now have a good intuitive understanding of chess.Magnus Carlsen
The highest art of the chessplayer lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do.Garry Kasparov
Few things are as mentally brutal as chess.The Queen's Gambit, Season 1 Episode 5
Mr. Shaibel: "Those things are called openings."
Beth: "Is that one of 'em?"
Mr. Shaibel: "Yeah... the Queen's Gambit."