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64 Chess Quotes You May Not Have Heard Before‎

Actually, sixty-four is too easy for a chess article, so here are sixty-five chess quotes you may not have seen before. Or maybe you have… Some stand on their own, some have a bit of commentary, and all are hopefully interesting. Enjoy!

Jose Capablanca, “Chess Fundamentals” (1921)

Jose Capablanca, Chess Quotes
Jose Capablanca. Photo: Wikimedia.

“A book cannot by itself teach how to play. It can only serve as a guide, and the rest must be learned by experience.”

“In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else. For whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and opening must be studied in relation to the end game.” (Read more). Photo and news:


Ariel Arrieta is an avid chess fan and a varsity chess player who loves promoting Chess everywhere. He founded (Chess Set Online) to help promote the game of chess anywhere in the world.

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