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   TheFocus has kibitzed 15398 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-15 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
TheFocus: <offramp> <theFocus editorialized> No. I presented it as it was presented.
   May-24-15 Robert James Fischer
TheFocus: <Do you realize, Fischer almost never had any bad pieces. He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents> - Yury Balashov.
   May-24-15 Marcel Duchamp
TheFocus: <I play chess every day and night, and nothing interests me more than finding the right move> - Marcel Duchamp.
   May-24-15 Olaf Ulvestad
TheFocus: <A master sweats and squirms to find the right square for a piece. A grandmaster tosses a piece in the air and it lands on the right square!> - Olaf Ulvestad.
   May-24-15 Boris Gulko
TheFocus: <When a good position begins to collapse, it normally collapses not into equality, but into ruins> - Boris Gulko.
   May-24-15 Evgeny Bareev
TheFocus: <When you play against Kasparov, the pieces start to go differently> - Evgeny Bareev
   May-24-15 Anthony Miles
TheFocus: <Perhaps the most important trait a player needs is a warped sense of humor> - Tony Miles.
   May-24-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1970
TheFocus: <We were in the fifth hour. He was lost, ruined, not a chance! I knew it, he knew it. But he sat there—almost an hour!—calculating, calculating, calculating! Inside he was screaming. He was pale, like a dead man, but this force was going through him like millions of volts. I ...
   May-24-15 Michael Greengard
TheFocus: <There aren't fewer draws, fans don't like it, the players don't like it, sponsors don't seem to care, and the chess is much worse> - Mig Greengard (on the faster FIDE time controls).
   May-24-15 Vasily Smyslov
TheFocus: <Simple positions give an inexperienced player an opportunity not only to understand, but also to feel deeply what each piece is able to do> - Vasily Smyslov.
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