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Quotes of chess

  1. Chess first of all teaches you to be objective. – Alexander Alekhine
  2. Chess is not only knowledge and logic. – Alexander Alekhine
  3. My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible. – Dave Barry
  4. Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time. – Solomon Burke
  5. Life's too short for chess – Henry James Byron
  6. Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency. – Raymond Chandler
  7. Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory. – Max Euwe
  8. I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved. – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me. But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won. – Peter Mayhew
  10. Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along. – Terry Pratchett
  11. Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him. – Bruno Schulz
  12. Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation. – Boris Spassky
  13. The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that. – Boris Spassky
  14. Chess is intellectual gymnastics. – Wilhelm Steinitz
  15. Chess is not for timid souls. – Wilhelm Steinitz

Usage examples for chess

  1. However, we shall have to suppose, in order to get any article written at all, that you have found two people playing chess somewhere. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  2. To play a game of chess with crowns!" – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. " I don't know what chess is, and conversation's great if you want to tell somebody something, like 'bring me a steak'," said Johnny. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  4. Fergus is summoned to Ailill to play chess – The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge) by Unknown
  5. In the evening Shelley and Hogg play at chess – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  6. The conversation moved smoothly on, as though the battle was a test of skill on a chess board. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  7. Bonaparte also played at chess but very seldom, because he was only a third- rate player, and he did not like to be beaten at that game, which, I know not why, is said to bear a resemblance to the grand game of war. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. Your brother has got out the chess board. – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  9. Wants me to play a game at chess – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  10. For the last two hours Mrs. Medora Hastings and Mr. Augustus Frothingham had sat in a white marble room of the king's palace, playing chess on Mr. Frothingham's pocket chess board. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  11. Barbara has prescribed for him a game of chess – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  12. They drank tea together and played chess – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. But Napoleon was really a great man, and the game of life that he played was very different from the chess game. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  14. O'Malley was not present but several men sat at a table playing chess – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  15. She and Giles were content to spend hours over her instructions in chess on that pleasant balcony in the shade of the house. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  16. The children play at chess and study the violin for their own amusement. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  17. " Chess ain't nothing but a regular kid," she said. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  18. So much for that: I beat them at chess – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  19. I'm so glad you came, Chess – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. One night the little chess table from the nursery was spirited away. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner

Rhymes for chess