1. 10

    Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country.

  2. 9

    It is a well known fact that almost all the outstanding chess-players have been first-class analysts.

  3. 8

    I claim that nothing else is so effective in encouraging the growth of chess strength as such independent analysis, both of the games of the great players and your own.

  4. 7

    Suddenly it was obvious to me in my analysis I had missed what Fischer had found with the greatest of ease at the board

  5. 6

    Chess is a part of culture and if a culture is declining then Chess too will decline

  6. 5

    Every great master will find it useful to have his own theory on the openings, which only he himself knows, a theory which is closely linked with plans for the middle game.

  7. 4

    Chess is the art of analysis.

  8. 3

    Chess mastery essentially consists of analyzing Chess positions accurately

  9. 2

    Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic.

  10. 1

    If you are weak in the endgame, you must spend more time analysing studies; in your training games you must aim at transposing to endgames, which will help you to acquire the requisite experience.

  11. Last Update: 29 November 2021

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