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The secret to true happiness

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Frank “Boy” Pestaño

THE following quotes were made by chess players and are based on common sense or life itself. The effect of the quote is to make the wisdom it tells self- evident.

When you see a good move, look for a better one—Emanuele Lasker

The pin is mightier than the sword—Fred Reinfeld

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I don’t believe in psychology, I believe in good moves—Bobby Fischer

The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake—Savielly Tartakover

Chess is a beautiful mistress—Bent Larsen

There are two types of sacrifices:correct ones and mine—Mikhael Tal

Chess, like love and music, has the power to make men happy—Benjamin Franklin

I have discovered the secret to true happiness in life--chess, true friends and a loving and understanding family—Bobby Ang

Not all artists are chess players, but all chess players are artists—Marcel Duchamp

If cunning alone were needed to excel, women would be the best chess players—Albin

On the chessboard ,lies and hypocrisy do not survive long—Emanuele Lasker

Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the strongest must suffer—Albert Einstein

Every chess master was once a beginner—Chernev

Tactics flow from a superior position—Fischer

Chess is ruthless; you’ve got to be prepared to kill people—Nigel Short

We don’t really know how the game was invented, though there are suspicions. As soon as we discover the culprits, we will let you know—Bruce Pandolfini

The battle for the ultimate truth will never be won. That is why chess is so fascinating—Hans Kmoch

No chess grandmaster is normal; they only differ in the extent of their madness—Victor Korchnoi

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time—George Bernard Shaw

Many have become chess masters; no one has become a master of chess—Siegbert Tarasch

Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician and the endgame like a machine—Spielman

Excellence at chess is one mark of a scheming mind—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A passed pawn increases in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes—Capablanca

The tactician knows what to do; whereas the strategist knows what to do when there is nothing to do—Gerald Abrahams

You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win.You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player—Capablanca
You can only get good at chess if you love the game—Fischer

A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket—Richard Fenton

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player capable of having an evil thought during the game—Wilhelm Steinitz

When I have white, I win; when I have black I win because I am Bogolyubov.—Bogolyubov.

One bad move nullifies forty good ones.—Horowitz.

Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing—Robert Hubner

A good player is always lucky—Capablanca

BOGO CHESS. There will be an open tournament in Bogo on Feb. 6 and 7. The venue is the Bogo City Plaza and the event will start at 11 a.m. The format is seven rounds Swiss and time control is 40 minutes each player, play to finish.

Champion will snare P4,000 and the runners-up will get P2,000 and P1,000. There will be and additional prizes up to 13th place.

The sponsors are Mayor Junie Martinez, who is celebrating his birthday today, and Rep.Tining Martinez. Joe Muñez is the tournament organizer.

For more queries you can get in touch with Dr. Ben Rodriguez at 09052471258 or 4349241.


Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February

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