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Top 43 Botvinnik's Quotes

#1. Don't worry kids, you'll find work. After all, my machine will need strong chess player-programmers. You will be the first. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#2. When my opponent's clock is going I discuss general considerations in an internal dialogue with myself. When my own clock is going I analyse conctrete variations. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#3. A knight ending is really a pawn ending. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#4. Tal accepted absolutely all the world champion's conditions with a smile, taking away a very important psychological trump card from him - the harsh, prickly relations with his opponent that were characteristic of all Botvinnik's matches. - Author: Gennadi Sosonko
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#5. If Tal sacrifices a piece, take it. If Petrosian sacrifices a piece, don't take it. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#6. Chess is a part of culture and if a culture is declining then Chess too will decline - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#7. Botvinnik was a killer in chess. - Author: Yuri Averbakh
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#8. Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#9. You have to accustom yourself to practical study at home, you have to devote time to studies, to the history of chess, the development of chess, of chess culture. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#10. There is no better place for learning to work independently and to extend your horizon than in higher school. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#11. Capablanca's phenomenal move-searching algorithm in those early years, when he possessed a wonderful ability for calculating variations very rapidly, made him invincible. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#12. Botvinnik's right! When he says such things, then he's right. Usually, I prefer not to study chess but to play it. For me chess is more an art than a science. It's been said that Alekhine and I played similar chess, except that he studied more. Yes, perhaps, but I have to say that he played, too. - Author: Mikhail Tal
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#13. Suddenly it was obvious to me in my analysis I had missed what
Fischer had found with the greatest of ease at the board - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#14. I only think well when my mind is calm. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#15. Before Geller we did not understand the King's Indian Defence. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#16. By strictly observing Botvinnik's rule regarding the thorough analysis of one's own games, with the years I have come to realize that this provides the foundation for the continuous development of chess mastery. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#17. If you are going to make your mark among masters, you have to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#18. Every great master will find it useful to have his own theory on the openings, which only he himself knows, a theory which is closely linked with plans for the middle game. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#19. If Tal would learn to program himself properly, then it would become quite impossible to play against him. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#20. Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#21. Chess is the art of analysis. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#22. Along with my retirement from chess analytical work seems to have gone too. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#23. Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#24. The boy (then a 12 year old boy named Anatoly Karpov)doesn't have a clue about Chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#25. Chess cannot be taught. Chess can only be learned. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#26. Capablanca's play produced and still produces an irresistable artistic effect. In his games a tendency towards simplicity predominated, and in this simplicity there was a unique beauty of genuine depth. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#27. When I was preparing for one term's work in the Botvinnik school I had to spend a lot of time on king and pawn endings. So when I came to a tricky position in my own games I knew the winning method. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#28. The triumph of the analytical movement, which formed in the '30's and '40's, was precisely what earned the Soviet masters the acclaim of chessplayers the world over. Unfortunately, it must also be noted that, for today's chessmasters, the watchword is practicality. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#29. In short, we can see Karpov as an exploiter of other people's ideas. His ability to use these ideas is not at issue, but he himself is about as fertile as a woman who has been sterilized is. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#30. Memorization of variations could be even worse than playing in a tournament without looking in the books at all. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#31. Chess mastery essentially consists of analyzing Chess positions accurately - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#32. I claim that nothing else is so effective in encouraging the growth of chess strength as such independent analysis, both of the games of the great players and your own. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#33. I still remember Botvinnik's reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. At first he would express amazement, then annoyance, and, finally irritation. - Author: Anatoly Karpov
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#34. My studies with Botvinnik brought me immense benefit, particularly the homework assignments which forced me to refer to chess books and to work independently. - Author: Anatoly Karpov
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#35. If you are weak in the endgame, you must spend more time analysing studies; in your training games you must aim at transposing to endgames, which will help you to acquire the requisite experience. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#36. Botvinnik tried to take the mystery out of Chess, always relating it to situations in ordinary life. He used to call chess a typical inexact problem similar to those which people are always having to solve in everyday life. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#37. Your Soviet players are cheating, losing the games on purpose to my rival, Botvinnik, in order to increase his points on the score. - (to Stalin in Moscow 1936 where he finished in 1st place, 1 point ahead of Botvinnik) - Author: Jose Raul Capablanca
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#38. I ... have two vocations: chess and engineering. If I played chess only, I believe that my success would not have been significantly greater. I can play chess well only when I have fully convalesced from chess and when the 'hunger for chess' once more awakens within me. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#39. It must be clearly understood that Soviet players do not seek simple systems in the opening, but try to formulate opening systems in which everything is complicated, distinctive, or new. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#40. It is peculiar but a fact nevertheless, that the gamblers in chess have enthusiastic followers. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#41. It is a well known fact that almost all the outstanding chess-players have been first-class analysts. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#42. Chess is no whit inferior to the violin, and we have a large number of professional violinists - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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#43. With opposite coloured bishops the attacking side has in effect an extra piece in the shape of his bishop. - Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
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