Yuri Averbakh, Russian GM, author, endgame expert and currently the world’s oldest living GM at 93 (!), revealed in a 1997 interview in New in Chess that he placed chess players into 6 categories. Here they are with his description […]
“Perhaps the most important reason for my success is that I enjoy reading about chess theory and chess history – and I remember what I read.” – Magnus Carlsen
“Chess mastery essentially consists of analyzing chess positions accurately.” – Mikhail Botvinnik.
“No Chess Grandmaster is normal; they only differ in the extent of their madness.” – Viktor Korchnoi.
“Despite the development of chess theory, there is much that remains secret and unexplored in chess.” – Vasily Smyslov.
“Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless”- Magnus Carlsen lsen
“You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.” – Mikhail Tal
“A grandmaster needs to retain thousands of games in his head, for games are to him what the words of their mother tongue are to ordinary people, or notes or scores to musicians.” – Garry Kasparov
“Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain – chess is a matter of daily training.” – Vladimir Kramnik
“Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.” – Anatoly Karpov