There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine— Mikhail Tal
Memorable Chess Pieces quotations
Help your pieces so they can help you
The king, which during the opening and middlegame stage is often a burden because it has to be defended, becomes in the endgame a very important and aggressive piece, and the beginner should realize this, and utilize his king as much as possible.
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.
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
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.
It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.
To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game
To refer to the oft mooted question, "Which piece is stronger, the Bishop or the Knight?" it is clear that the value of the Bishop undergoes greater changes than that of the Knight.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Though most people love to look at the games of the great attacking masters, some of the most successful players in history have been the quiet positional players. They slowly grind you down by taking away your space, tying up your pieces, and leaving you with virtually nothing to do!
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
No matter what the name, we're all the same pieces in one big chess game.
Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns
The King is a fighting piece. Use it!
In the ending the king is a powerful piece for assisting his own pawns, or stopping the adverse pawns.
Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.
Martial sex is kinda like ordering a Civil War chess set through the mail.
You get one piece every four to six weeks, you don't know what kind of shape that piece is gonna be in when you get it, but you still gotta pay the handling charges.
Who is your opponent tonight, tonight I am playing against the Black pieces
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps.
Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
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 defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary
Well, I kind of split my life into two pieces.
One was where my chess career lies. There, I kept my sanity, so to speak, and my logic. And the other was my religious life. I tried to apply what I learned in the church to my chess career too. But I still was studying chess. I wasn't just "trusting in God" to give me the moves.
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.
I started playing chess when I was five years old.
I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father - and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I'd forget about my other pieces.
Bobby just drops the pieces and they fall on the right squares
Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
The business of the endgame is maneuvring to control critical squares, advancing or blockading passed pawns, preparing a breakthrough by the king, or exploiting the subtle superiority of one piece over another.
The Chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts;
and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chessboard, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem
The Pawns are the soul of the game
Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are acculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life!
I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film.
I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.
The King plays a most important part in the endgame, and gains in power and activity as the number of pieces on the board diminishes. Acting in eight different directions, he becomes, instead of the weakest piece, one of the most formidable units.