quote by Jose Raul Capablanca

You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.

— Jose Raul Capablanca

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There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine


Game of chess 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.

Of course, errors are not good for a chess game, but errors are unavoidable and in any case, a game without ant errors, or as they say 'flawless game' is colorless.

Game of chess 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.

Capablanca was among the greatest of chess players, but not because of his endgame. His trick was to keep his openings simple, and then play with such brilliance in the middlegame that the game was decided - even though his ooponent didn't always know it - before they arrived at the ending.

I give 98 percent of my mental energy to Chess Others give only 2 percent

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.


Game of chess 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.

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.

When I was a child I liked the games of Capablanca, and later I was captivated by Alekhine's play.

An hour's history of two minds is well told in a game of chess.

Discovered check is the dive bomber of the Chessboard

Methodical thinking is of more use in Chess than inspiration


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 is a game sufficiently rich in meaning that it is easily capable of containing elements of both tragedy and comedy.

I still remember Botvinnik's reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. At first he would express amazement, then annoyance, and, finally irritation.

The whole life with a wife is like an end game with two bishops of different colors.

My forte was the middlegame. I had a good feeling for the critical moments of the play. This undoubtedly compensated for my lack of opening preparation and, possibly, not altogether perfect play in the endgame. In my games things often did not reach the endgame!


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

Boris Vasilievich was the only top-class player of his generation who played gambits regularly and without fear ... Over a period of 30 years he did not lose a single game with the King's Gambit, and among those defeated were numerous strong players of all generations, from Averbakh, Bronstein and Fischer, to Seirawan.

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.

The game gives us a satisfaction that Life denies us.

And for the Chess player, the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named 'combination'.

Don't even mention losing to me. I can't stand to think of it


That which Steinitz gave to the theoretical aspect of the game when he was at his best is very remote to all out home-bred chess philosophers, but with his views on Morphy, whom he tries to discredit completely, it is of course impossible to agree.

No fantasy, however rich, no technique, however masterly, no penetration into the psychology of the opponent, however deep, can make a chess game a work of art, if these qualities do not lead to the main goal - the search for truth.

Chess is a good way to learn, to keep your brain fit and the ego in check, a mental form of your local gymnasium. Those who see chess merely as a means of self-proof make the game experience uncomfortable and drive many of the better, more sensitive brains to analysis, correspondence, problems, studies and the like.

Kids love games and chess is a game where you have to sit down and concentrate and it just helps in every way.

Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game.

And of course chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have very strong nervous system and then you must be well prepared, you must be able to work a lot.


Chess is not for the faint-hearted; it absorbs a person entirely. To get to the bottom of this game, he has to give himself up into slavery. Chess is difficult, it demands work, serious reflection and zealous research.

Blessed be the memory of him who gave the world this immortal game

I have not given any drawn or lost games, because I thought them inadequate to the purpose of the book.

A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves.

Once you're a chess player, you spend a lot of time thinking about the game and you can't get it completely out of your head.


I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.

Sometimes it happens that the computer's assessment is very abstract.

It's correct, but it's not useful for a practical game. You have to prove the assessment with very strong moves and if you don't find all of these strong moves you may lose very quickly. For a computer this is not a problem, but for humans it is not so easy.

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.