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Memorable Quotes
Member since Jun-28-05 · Last seen Sep-27-17
Dedicated to celebrating the lighter side of chessgames.com, a collection of memorable quotes and puns.

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The <MEMORABLE CHESSGAMES.COM <> KIBITZERS' QUOTES>:

<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 >:

chessgames.com 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 <chessgames.com> 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!

LOOK!! I'VE GOT A CHESS GAME TO PLAY. SO WILL YOU ALL JUST P*** OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!

<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.

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

Englishman,

...

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 >:

IN DEFENCE OF RAY 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.

<AJ>:
<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:

100011010001001011101000100011010001000100001110-
101011- 101110001001010100010000100001000100011010110010- 101110- 101010010001001000100010011110100010110101001010- 110000- 0100001000!

That one always gets me :-)

<chessgames.com, 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: 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 ...
 
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Memorable CG Kibitzers' Quotes

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May-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Poeple seem to be more sympathetic to Nimzo than to Bogo. Rookfile shows us some simple facts:

<RookFile: I'm going to bring up an unpopular player, namely, Bogoljubov, to show how inappropriate it is to say Nimzo was the stongest never to be champ. Bogoljubov put 16 wins up on the board against Alekhine in his prime, had a match victory against Nimzo, and for a period of 5 years was winning a lot of top events, including the super strong Moscow 1925. Other players were tougher than Bogo - for example, remember Chigorin, who lost to Steinitz in one of his matches by the narrowest of margins. Also, Reshevsky, who had a mini-match win over Botvinnik, Pillsbury, who was more than competitive against Lasker, and the other players mentioned above. Meanwhile, Nimzo doesn't even show up on the radar screen against such players, especially in match play. Nimzo was a genius at marketing books, and good for him, but in terms of chess strength was was about as a strong as Milan Vidmar.> Richard Reti (kibitz #307)

May-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: User: KEG showing a lot of what makes this such a great site. A readable and knowledgeable post, disputing the posts of others in a sensible way, without ranting.

Janowski vs Steinitz, 1899 (kibitz #8)

Really worth a read!

May-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <harrylime> commenting on a series of pics of JFK on the 100th anniversary of his birth:

<harrylime: I cried looking at those pics ...>

<diceman: harry, you cry when the pretzels run out at the pub.>

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #203547)

Jun-05-17  optimal play: <Big Pawn: I do think that when we see an example of someone refusing to believe the obvious, what we actually see is them believing the obvious (how can't you?) but refusing to *submit* to it.>
Jun-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Carlsen vs W So, 2017 (kibitz #68)

The context is not important, it's just a quick funny comment. The literary term is BATHOS and this is a brilliant example.

<watwinc: And now, it’s all about space - the final frontier.>

Jun-07-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: <keypusher, Magnus Carlsen (kibitz #82688) >:

<epistle: My analysis is not based on their games.>

I think it's based on wishful thinking.

Jun-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Another good one from <ChessHigherCat: > <One does get the impression that book isn't so important when a 2800 player takes forever on move 7.>

It was said during a live event, so I can't link to it at the moment. But it says something important about modern day chess. How important is the study of opening theory to a strong GM?

Jun-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <nok: In other news, Ruy Lopez was found dead in his Berlin apartment.>

Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #470)

Jun-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Followup to the last:

<nok: In other news, Ruy Lopez was found dead in his Berlin apartment.>

<tamar: He was seated next to his upright Giuoco Piano. >

Altibox Norway (2017) (kibitz #479)

Jun-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <Jun-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member Marmot PFL: Every person has the same brain and sometimes it just stops working. ...>

that is why. though as uninviting as having the "same" steak.

Jun-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: At Hugh Alexander Kennedy.

<Aug-22-14 Penguincw: R.I.P. Hugh Alexander Kennedy.>

<Fusilli: As Larry David would say in Curb Your Enthusiasm... didn't the R.I.P. window for this man close a little while ago?>

Kennedy died in 1878!

Aug-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Not "funny", just hugely insightful:

Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) (kibitz #547)

<AylerKupp:...Perhaps Fischer was selectively sensitive to noise.

Was he? Well, I can personally vouch that Fischer imagined noise where there wasn't any, or at least he was not aware of the source of the noise, if any. As I've mentioned before, I worked during the Second Piatagorsky Cup tournament in 1966 and was one of several boys in charge of moving transparent plastic pieces on a projection machine to show the players' moves to the audience. And, as luck would have it, I was assigned to do this during one of Fischer's games.

Needless to say, we were instructed to be completely quiet and still during the games. And I was perfectly quiet and still while Fischer and his opponent were thinking about their moves. Nevertheless, at one point when it was Fischer's move the turns to me, points his finger at me, and yells "You, be quiet!" At that point I snapped back at him telling him "I am quiet!". At which point Fischer shrugged it off and went back to considering his move without any further outbursts.>

That is an excerpt; the whole post is good.

Aug-14-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <diceman: Did you know Hitler was loved by the world, until a bad Rolling Stone interview angered the people?>>

No. I didn't realize, lol

Aug-16-17  Big Pawn: < OneArmedScissor: <saffuna: Fox's Shepard Smith said they could not find a single Republican elected official willing to go on his show and defend Trump's actions of the past few days.>

cucks gonna cuck>

Aug-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Two consecutive posts ten years apart:

Seidman vs G Kramer, 1946 (kibitz #1)

<Phony Benoni, Jan-28-07>: Unless you're Reti, it's probably best to keep your queen out of the corner.

24.Nf6+ would be a nice shot for an early-part-of-the-week puzzler.

<Phony Benoni, Aug-17-17>: Perhaps a little harder than I thought a decade ago, since White has a number of tempting choices. Having completely forgotten my previous post, I was considering 24.Qxc5.

Aug-28-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Tpstar's forum is now "a crime scene". I have no words 😂 😂

<After consultation with the Michigan State Police, my chessforum is under self-imposed lockdown as a crime scene. Don't believe any false narrative where I was ever "punished" here.

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #211753)>

Greatest quote in Ceegee <history!!>😂

Aug-29-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Not a fan of <OCF> bit this made me Lol :)

<OhioChessFan: <thegoodanarchist> <Does it have a yarmulke on it?> <td: I don't see a funniest kibitzer award in your future.>

Meh, being funny has never been a requirement for that.> 😂

And that's why TD wins every year! #Cronyism

Sep-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: From the Edmund Beronio page:

<Nonnus: Witness the roll call at the School for Infantile Methuselahs....>

Sep-05-17  Arconax: On the game page Svetushkin-Grunberg (a 10 move game):

<S.Brew: Tummy trouble?>

Ahahaha!!

Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I made a comment about the legendary genesis of the Isle of Man: Finn MacCool threw some earth, but it landed in the Irish Sea and became the Isle of Man.

<Domdaniel> was very quick with
<The earth who fell to Man?>

Isle of Man Open (2017) (kibitz #14)

Sep-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 a great result for Tarjan. The kibitzing soon became flooded with very bad puns.

<<GrandMaesterPycelle>: Suggesting jungle related puns for the game seems to be overstepping the authority of beloved superhero Captain Obvious.>

Sep-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Sometimes, exotic foreign names can be very mundane when translated....

Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky (kibitz #22)

<TheTamale: I believe an anglicized version of Dus Chotimirsky's name would be Theodore John Rankins.>

Sep-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tomlinsky: <Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #294812)>

<saffuna: Just find my post, <bob>. Don't just claim I said something.>    <Bobsterman3000: I don't have search capability. If you can show where you didn't say that, then fine.>

Sep-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 really loved it>>>

Oct-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <ketchuplover: I have renewed my USCF membership.

Be afraid. Be very afraid!>

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