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Avid chess buff. Bronstein, Tal, Fischer, Kasparov, Anand...Gods of Chess !

Mikhail Botvinnik: <As far as Garik [Kasparov] was concerned, I immediately came to blows with him. For he first made a move and only then thought about it. While the proper order is, as you know, exactly the other way around. “Watch out”, I used to say to him, “if you go on like this you’ll become a Taimanov or a Larsen, Garik.” These two were the same, even when they were grandmasters – first move, then think.>

“A lot of spectators no longer have any clue of what a player is going through at the board, because they’re all sitting with, essentially, supercomputers,” he says. “You would have to sit at the board and sweat and feel the fear of defeat or the nearness of victory to understand what goes through a player’s head ... If you think it’s that easy, switch off the computer and try and figure out a few moves on your own.”> - Anand

<Some consider that when I play I am excessively cautious, but it seems to me that the question may be a different one. I try to avoid chance. Those who rely on chance should play cards or roulette. Chess is something quite different.> - Petrosian

<" I really can't remember what my current rating is. I wouldn't like to sound immodest, but when you become World Champion, you don't pay too much attention to ratings anymore. "> - Kramnik

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   Sacsacmate has kibitzed 386 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-31-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
Sacsacmate: I feel doubly sad to find out about the creator of this awesome place like this. In his photo he looks young & vivacious. My sincere condolences.
   Jul-29-17 Jobava vs Short, 2017 (replies)
Sacsacmate: spectacular game! Good to see Jobava did not squander it...
   Jul-15-16 Short vs Seirawan, 1989
Sacsacmate: Tremendous game by Short.
   Jun-07-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
Sacsacmate: RIP Viktor The Terrible. I am sad.
   May-25-16 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
Sacsacmate: Any one can share an information about the tournaments Anand will be participating in 2016 ?! Didn't see his name in Paris event, Shamkir... Thanks in advance!
   Mar-17-16 Anand vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
Sacsacmate: Wow! Miniature in this level! Did Anand unleash some novelty ?!
   Jan-13-16 Ivan Bukavshin (replies)
Sacsacmate: Extremely sad news. RIP Ivan. May God be with his family & friends.
   Dec-23-15 Abhimanyu Puranik vs Lu Shanglei, 2015
Sacsacmate: White played with tenacity....creditable draw.
   Dec-22-15 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
Sacsacmate: <PhilFeeley:<two of nine participants here are Indian (28 players)> A comment worthy of one of those devious Holiday Present Hunt clues. Anyone care to explain the math here?> Pretty tough....! My seconds are working on this though...
   Nov-16-15 Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 (replies)
Sacsacmate: Why not Qxe6+ on move 22....can't be bad after queen exchange....Can any one elucidate ?!
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