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Memorable Quotes
Member since Jun-28-05 · Last seen Jan-04-18
Dedicated to celebrating the lighter side of, a collection of memorable quotes and puns.


Every kibitzer is welcome and in fact encouraged to post funny quotes he/she finds around the site.

However, please refrain from having discussions in this forum and making "irrelevant" posts, since I will generally delete them. Also, please don't post quotes that are in clear violation of the general posting guidelines.>


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<soberknight>'s "Storey" of biblical proportions at Charles H Storey

<tpstar>'s epic "Kramniad" at John Homer Stapfer

<beatgiant, Mar-04-05, T Bush vs A Carter, 1976 >:

T Bush: "It's clearly a chess ratings report. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

Kenneth Regan: "I've outlawed the Russian Defense. We begin pawn storming in five minutes."

A Carter: "Chess is the moral equivalent of war."

Ford: "There is no Russian domination of chess."

Thomas Nixon: "I received one more gift after the election. Besides Checkers, the dog, I also got Chess, the cat."

Kennedy: "Ich bin Hans Berliner!"

<Abaduba, Apr-17-05, T Bush vs A Carter, 1976 >:

Thomas Jefferson Bryan: "All pawns are created equal and endowed with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and two squares on their first move."

Jamie Walter Adams: "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge of opening theory."

Jackson: "The wisdom of man never yet contrived an opening system that would operate with perfect equality."

<TheSlid, Mar-18-05, The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004 >:

So what did precipitate the End of the World? Was it nuclear war, a huge meteor, or was it 18.Bd3?

<tpstar, May-26-05, Garry Kasparov >:

In their infinite wisdom, they're trying to clamp down on tooth jokes to 1) prevent moral decay 2) make sure this page doesn't become one giant cavity.

Mad props on the refreshed picture. Looks like GK got a few molar equivalents of bleach.

<DP12, Jun-12-05, Vladimir Kramnik >:

Kramnik does not paint, he draws.

<ruylopez900, Apr-17-04, Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 >: has this as A00 Uncommon Opening. While this is true I think ECO should expand itself to include this opening. What do you think of <Chess Game Declined, ECO Code F00>?

<Ezzy, Jun-23-05, The Kibitzer's Café >

There is no shame in spending hours a day on the greatest of all games. If you want to enjoy the game even more, then do what I did:

Do not get married (or get a divorce immediately), as there is no time for the folly of companionship, when there is chess to be played!!

Sell your children to slavery, or have them adopted!! - because you don't want them whinging in your ear while you are trying to concentrate on monday's puzzle!

Renounce all friendships!! - There just isn't enough time for these. How can you possibly waste time in socialising, when the complexities of the Najdorf Sicilian, is more than enough to keep you occupied!!

Finally, you must renounce your parents! Because it's their bloody fault that you became a "chessnut boasting in a open foyer"!

Sorry, it's not quite final. We should all renounce <> for irresponsibly encouraging us all to participate on their website, with no thought whatsoever, to how and why they are tearing families and frienships apart!


<Knight13, Sep-09-04, N Zhukova vs Areshchenko, 2004 >:

Pawns are better than rooks in the endgame. So both have 1 rook. That means it's gonna be a check or pawn kill.

Nice Drawn game.

(don't miss the according rebuttals)

<offramp, Dec-28-04, Lembit Oll >:

Pity he didn't die from an overdose of Nembutal.

(a drug)

<korger, Jul-10-05, Lembit Oll >:

(But that's actually a picture of 'Weird Al' Yankovic!)

I wonder if he was taunted with the nickname "Weird Oll" in high school.

<, Nov-16-04, Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 >:



We removed that message because the link pointed to a pornographic site.


<An Englishman, Nov-18-04>:

Dear chessgames: Thank you for removing that link. No, the link used to be correct...

<offramp, Nov-18-04>:

That 'link' as you call it has changed my life... I used to be a Roman Catholic...

<dr eales, Jun-10-04, Raymond Keene >:



I also happen to believe that what looks like a concerted attack on Ray by a number of writers too scared to reveal their true identities is in direct violation of rule 3 of the posting guidelines prohibiting personal attacks!


<ughaibu, Jun-10-04>:

Unless Keene is a member there's no contravention of rule 3.

<ray keene, Jun-10-04>:

The real Ray Keene is here


<Shadout Mapes, Jun-11-04>:

Wow ughaibu, I bet you didn't see this one coming.

<azaris, Mar-04-05, T Nixon vs S Williams, 2002 >:

"I am not A Crook!"

(about what Nixon said after the game)

<acirce, Mar-09-05, Rustam Kasimdzhanov >:

(did Kasimdzhanov even have a single position in this tournament where he had anything remotely resembling an advantage?)

Yes, he was White in six games.

<WannaBe, May-10-05, Michael Bond >:

My Gosh, Bond is +0 =0 and -002.
That makes him an 005?!

<tpstar, Aug-02-05, Charles Gauche >:

Hey wait! Where did the BRA go?! Guys, you really need to get permission before taking someone's BRA off. :)

(the player's "name" used to be Charles Gauche BRA)

Successive posts by <ughaibu, Geller vs A Kapengut, 1971 >

<ughaibu, Mar-10-04>:

A beautiful finish to this one.

<ughaibu, Aug-11-05>:

I must say I agree about that, 22.Rd4 is great stuff.

(thanks to <aragorn69> for pointing it out)

<Jaymthetactician, Aug-23-05, Boris Spassky >:

I dont think theres a rating inflation, it's just that today's players are much stronger then the past. Evidenced by how the further back in time you go, the lower the world champion is rated. For example: If Botvinnik was 2500 later on, then Alekhine would only be rated around 2000 nowaday's, with Steinitz being about 1800, and Morphy being around 1500, Anderssen I think would 1300, while Philidor might be 1250.

<azaris, Aug-28-05>: If Philidor was put in a time machine and sent to our time, he would be a strong IM.

If jaymthetactician was put in a time machine and sent to Philidor's time, it would be a blessing to us all.

<TheSlid, Sep-29-05, Topalov vs Anand, 2005 >:

<BishopBerkeley: In India, many poor people play Chess.>

All over the world many people play chess poorly!

<LIFE Master AJ, recurrent>:

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

<Monoceros, Oct-04-05, Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 >:

<Monoceros> You're right. I was thinking of ...


<notsodeepthought, Dec-02-05, Odd Lie >:

<New User>: Hello AJ, I noticed that you took part at tournament ___, can you tell us about it? Also, if you feel like a game, let me know and I'll tell you where to look me up.

<Nude Abuser>, what do you mean by "Hello"? Are you a Life Master, or at least a GM, that you can talk to me just like that? What's YOUR rating? I bet you don't even have a home page on this site. And no, I don't play on the internet, because internet chess players are cheaters, especially YOU, since you all use computers. That's what my old sergeant in the Army told me. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

P.S. Nyuk

<RolandTesh, Dec-03-05, The Kibitzer's Café >: Here is a joke Hydra recently told Shredder:

101011- 101110001001010100010000100001000100011010110010- 101110- 101010010001001000100010011110100010110101001010- 110000- 0100001000!

That one always gets me :-)

<, Dec-13-05, The Kibitzer's Café >:

The conclusion of the Roland Tesh's premium account Christmas presents are here...

We just sent out 32 emails to each winner...

however, we can't send emails to people who didn't win. (Sorry about that, we just don't have the resources.)...

<tpstar, various>:

A Lein vs T Palmer, 2004, Robert James Fischer, Kramnik - Leko World Championship Match (2004)

<tpstar, Jul-19-05, Leonard J Johnson >:

Possible advertising slogans for Chess Viagra:

"I've fallen - and I can't get it up!"

"Prepare to mate on Knight One"

"Use whenever your piece is hanging"


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   Memorable Quotes has kibitzed 31 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-27-17 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
Memorable Quotes: Moved over for further discussion: Sep-27-17 <offramp>: <TheAlchemist> Perhaps you should add a single proviso: <The quote should have the potential be memorable to more than one person.>
   Sep-27-17 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
Memorable Quotes: Just to correct my previous mistake, reposted: <Dr Winston OBoogie>: <saffuna: <<Bobsterman>, did you notice that Trump's speech at the UN was strong, very manly and well received by respected leaders around the world?> <The president of Nambia ...
   Feb-03-06 Beer (replies)
Memorable Quotes: Finally, I have completed Game Collection: The Punishment . You're welcome to have a look!
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Memorable CG Kibitzers' Quotes

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  OhioChessFan: <Wannabe: Mr. Ball Sr. have pulled his son LiAngelo out of Ucla>

<tpstar: What a shame - he was leading the team in steals.>

Jeremy Lim (kibitz #31422)

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  offramp: <Domdaniel: <Jess> - <gOOGLE wants to kill us> ... "Go Google, go ogle googols of go-go gals, go glue goals...">
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  OhioChessFan: A Christmas tradition at the Santa Claus page, in the bio listing:

<This year, Santa Claus is giving away at least eighteen (16) premium memberships (8 from Chessgames and 8 from generous benefactors.) >

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  zanzibar: <<Sokrates> Wow, what a hurricane of words! I am slain to the ground gasping for air.>

London Chess Classic (2017) (kibitz #509)

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  OhioChessFan: <nok> at the The Kibitzer's Café

<What are all these noobs doing in the Cafe? Where's harry?>

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  zanzibar: <<Everyone> <Kila mtu> ana kisa cha kusimulia...>

Everyone writing a post in Swahili... chessforum (kibitz #28693)

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  offramp: <Boomie> eloquently smashes the clay feet of one of the stinkiest pages on the whole internet. Brilliantly said! chessforum (kibitz #28644)

<Boomie: <CG.Com> I've thought of a way you can save a few bucks. Clean up the cesspool on the Rogoff page.

Just a handful of posters account for over 90% of the blather. They all have their own forums. Let them spew their off topic crap in their own houses.

Not only was Rogoff a strong player, he remains an enthusiastic fan of the game. To allow his page to be trashed like this is a disgrace and one of the major reasons I no longer wish to support CG.>

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  OhioChessFan: Speed Chess Championship (2017/18) (kibitz #52)

<tuttifrutty: tell me that Wesley was buried worst than Naka is an insult to human intelligence.>

<AylerKupp: Well, I'm glad that at least you're not insulted.>

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  offramp: A wonderfully off-the-wall comment from the ever-surprising User: Richard Taylor.

W So vs Caruana, 2018 (kibitz #21)

<I've never seen Big Pawn but he really gets me excited, just hearing his name, I don't know what it is...>

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  offramp: Today there was a superb game, a roller-coaster of a game. Around move 66, after error had followed error:

Caruana vs Ding Liren, 2018 (kibitz #301)

<enochmeta: Somewhere in the Rytridian Galaxy, Ultra Lord weeps>

I don't fully understand it, but it's funny.

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  offramp: A reminder that Kevin Spraggett is Canadian:

<thegoodanarchist: His name is pronounced "Sprah JAY">

Kevin Spraggett (kibitz #185)

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  offramp: A very good point from <alexmagnus>:

European Individual Chess Championship (2018) (kibitz #34)

<alexmagnus: ...Stop using "average" meaning "bad". Average is average. But somehow our language keeps shifting into a mathematically impossible direction pf everybody being above average.>

50% of people won't find that funny.

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  zanzibar: <<OCF> Including openings Carlsen plays corrupts the integrity of the opening explorer.> chessforum (kibitz #29271)

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  offramp: On the Grenke page, someone made a point about WC matches being too short these days.

Step forward the great <Petrosianic>, dollying in on the offending comment like a close-up in an FW Murnau movie.

GRENKE Chess Classic (2018) (kibitz #578)

<Petrosianic: I think part of it is the belief that in the internet age, people no longer have the attention span to follow a 24 game match.

There may be something to it. In online chats, I've seen people have difficulty following even a single game. Any time someone gets even a slight edge, they convince themselves that it's a winning edge, and the game is over. When no one has an edge, they moan bitterly about how boring the game is. I've seen people come in as early as Move 10 and pronounce that all the games in a round are going to be draws.

So, low attention span combined with a frantic fear of uncertainty.

People derive comfort from feeling they know how a contest will end before it does. That kind of spectator wouldn't hold it together for 24 games.>

Scathing, Swiftian criticism from Petro, who with a singlw swish of his mighty sword of satire has left the nay-sayers and jobbernowls quivering in virtual piles of reeking ordure in the Bob-Ross-like digital landscape.

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A complaint made during R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 met with a swanepoeling riposte.

<chancho: The live feed is really abysmal today.>

<Stonehenge: What are they being fed?>

R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 (kibitz #16).

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  offramp: I am being a complete git for nominating myself, but I recently reread this and thought it was a good one:

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (kibitz #2247)

<Volkswagen has a new car out called the Tiguan.
Do you know what it runs on?
Tiguan petroleum.>

I mean, there really is a VW Tiguan! This is no dream! This is REALLY HAPPENING!

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  Check It Out: It seems ironic to post a memorable quote from the memorable quotes page back on to itself, but <offramp> certainly deserves it; he keeps this forum alive:

<Scathing, Swiftian criticism from Petro, who with a singlw swish of his mighty sword of satire has left the nay-sayers and jobbernowls quivering in virtual piles of reeking ordure in the Bob-Ross-like digital landscape.>


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  Count Wedgemore: <OhioChessFan: <harry: If Liverpool and Villa both win today I will get a tattoo of JURGEN KLOPP on my ass.>

For the sake of that poor tatoo artist I've never even met, I am praying that both of them don't win.>

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #230353)

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  moronovich: I think Harry can Bale out now.
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  Keyser Soze: Funny indeed.
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  moronovich: <May-29-18

Tomlinsky: Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective, without being condemning of one's views and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say. Well played everyone.>

<Tomlinksy> at his best.

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  zanzibar: <<Phony Benoni:> I am not surprised this game had no comments. There are times when a respectful silence for the dead is the only decent thing to do.>

Nimzowitsch vs J Mieses, 1925 (kibitz #1)

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  OhioChessFan: <> when asked how they feel about sockpuppets:

< Sockpuppets to create the appearance of a dialogue when it's really just one person monologuing are strongly discouraged.>

<MissScarlett: How do you feel about 'Knock! Knock!' jokes?>

< It depends on who's there.> chessforum

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  offramp: There is a very touching, but long, quote at Abraham Tabash (kibitz #1), courtesy of User: Tabanus, who discovered it.
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  offramp: A question at S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014 (kibitz #7)

<EvanTheTerrible: Great game! How much of this is theory?>

received a karmic response:

<PawnSac: All of it now!>

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