Chess is a great game. No matter how good one is, there is always somebody better. No matter how bad one is, there is always somebody worse.

— Israel Albert Horowitz

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Never resign. There's always a chance your opponent may drop dead before he mates you.

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The huge egos of great chess players are legendary.

Psychologists have been amazed by their vanity, have studied it, and anecdotes concerning it are abundant. But never before has there been such a prima donna as Bobby. Already he has managed to alienate and offend almost everybody in the chess world. That includes officials, patrons, writers, almost everybody and anybody who might be in a position to help him in his career.

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When chess masters err, ordinary wood pushers tend to derive a measure of satisfaction, if not actual glee.

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