quote by Jose Raul Capablanca

The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

Romantic Chess Pawns quotations

Chess pawns quote At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.

At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.

The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key.

Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient

Pawns not only create the sketch for the whole painting, they are also the soil, the foundation, of any position

Chess pawns quote Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; quee

Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; queen protects king.

It cannot be too greatly emphasized that the most important role in pawn endings is played by the king.

When I was preparing for one term's work in the Botvinnik school I had to spend a lot of time on king and pawn endings. So when I came to a tricky position in my own games I knew the winning method.

The most important feature of the Chess position is the activity of the pieces.

This is absolutely fundamental in all phases of the game: Opening, Middlegame and especially Endgame. The primary constraint on a piece's activity is the Pawn structure

Chess pawns quote Chess like love, like music, has the power to make man happy.

Chess like love, like music, has the power to make man happy.

A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending!

He who fears an isolated Queen's Pawn should give up Chess.

A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes.

The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature.

As Olafsson showed me, White can win.

.. It's hard to believe. I stayed up all night analysing, finally convicing myself, and, incidentally, learning a lot about Rook and Pawn endings in the process.

The isolated Pawn casts gloom over the entire chessboard

By what right does White, in an absolutely even position, such as after move one, when both sides have advanced 1. e4, sacrifice a pawn, whose recapture is quite uncertain, and open up his kingside to attack? And then follow up this policy by leaving the check of the black queen open? None whatever!

The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak.

Pawn endings are to Chess what putting is to golf

The power of hanging Pawns is based precisely in their Mobility, in their Ability to create acute situations instantly.

I'd rather have a Pawn than a finger

Modern Chess is too much concerned with things like Pawn structure.

Forget it, Checkmate ends the game

In life, as in Chess, ones own Pawns block ones way.

A mans very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him

Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns

No pawn exchanges, no file-opening, no attack.

Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are a pawn in his game of cosmic chess.

In the ending the king is a powerful piece for assisting his own pawns, or stopping the adverse pawns.

Pawns: they are the soul of this game, they alone form the attack and defense

When your house is on fire, you cant be bothered with the neighbors.

Or, as we say in Chess, if your King is under attack you don't worry about losing a Pawn on the Queen's side

Within these premises, the only thing one can be is an impeccable mediator.

One is not the player in this cosmic match of chess, one is simply a pawn on the chessboard. What decides everything is a conscious impersonal energy that sorcerers call intent or the Spirit.

Football is a chess game to me. If you move your pawn against my bishop, I'll counter that move to beat you. Football is the same way. I study so much film that I know exactly what teams are going to do. I love knowing what a offense is going to run and stuffing that play.

A pawn, when separated from his fellows, will seldom or never make a fortune.

An isolated pawn spreads gloom all over the chessboard.

If once a man delays castling and his king remains in the center, files will open up against him, bishops sweep the board, rooks will dominate the seventh rank, and pawns turn into queens.

There is no disputing that in the eyes of Schlechter, Teichmann or even Rubinstein, the backward pawn was something more substantial than lively piece play, but in our day the latter is more often preferred.

The placing of the centre pawns determines the "topography" of a game of chess.

Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game.

Throughout chess history, great debates have raged about the pros and cons of hanging pawns. The debates are nonsense; the answer is cut and dried. If the pawns can be attacked and forced to move forward, they are weak. If they can be defended and remain where they are, they are strong.

It is annoying that the rules of chess do not allow a pawn to take either horizontally or backwards, but only forwards ... This psychological tuning is ideal for attacking purposes, but what about for defence?

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