Chess and tactics quotes

Statistical analysis

“Chess is the art of analysis,” Botvinnik

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“Chess is 99 percent tactics,” Teichmann

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“Chess is really 99 percent calculation,” Soltis

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“Chess is 198% if you combine the Teichmann and Soltis’ statements above,” The Chessdom team

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Endgame, opening, and middle game tactics

“I have not given any drawn or lost games, because I thought them inadequate to the purpose of the book.” Jose Capablanca

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“A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third… when you know you’re going to lose!” Tartakower

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“The Passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient,” Nimzovich

The good moves and the bad moves

“Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders,” Savielly Tartakower

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“The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made,” Tartakower

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“When you see a good move wait – look for a better one,” Emanuel Lasker

General tactics

“The essence of chess is thinking about what chess is,” David Bronstein

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“One bad move nullifies forty good ones,” Horowitz

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“The hardest game to win is a won game,” Lasker

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“Actually, the hardest game to win is a lost game,” Dr.Dave

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“Winning isn’t everything… but losing is nothing,” Mendis

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“No game was ever won by resigning,” Unknown author