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    "It seems utterly impossible for either player to save the game" Staunton
    "Rook endgames are always drawn" Tarrasch
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    reporter:" Is chess better than sex?"
    Kasparov: "it depends on the position"

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    During the FIDE candidates matches, when Garry Kasparov was asked who the challenger would likely be, he made the glib answer: "It will be Short and it will be short!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Peirce View Post
    "Rook endgames are always drawn" Tarrasch
    But Tarrasch won this rook endgame against Thorold, which Irving Chernev called "The most instructive Rook and Pawn ending ever played" (in The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played, a book I think all club players would enjoy and learn from. If the descriptive notation is too hard, then play through the moves on ChessGames.com).
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    It doesn't seem to be clearly established who originally said "all rook endings are drawn" or when they said it. See #5498 here: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter45.html for instance.

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    "reporter:" Is chess better than sex?"
    Kasparov: "it depends on the position""

    Normally, Aljechin is quoted for that one ... Although I'm not sure that he ever said so.

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    " A little shocked by the news of the Nobel Prize for Literature, William Golding blundered into a knight fork." (Latest NIC Magazine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Gorka
    I tell them that the most important tournament is the one you are in.
    Explanation: http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2017...n-round-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    By the same reasoning, wouldn't the most important game be the one you're playing?
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    From Face Book earlier today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    A quote from Jan Hein Donner that sums up my experience this weekend and probably at many other times:

    "I love all positions. Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it. Give me a bad position, I will defend it. Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws, I love them and I will do my very best. But totally won positions, I cannot stand them."
    A primary source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    A primary source?
    It's from his essay, On the Justice of Chess (p.19 in my NIC 2nd. edition of The King - Chess Pieces, J.H. Donner )

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    Quote Originally Posted by idledim View Post
    It's from his essay, On the Justice of Chess (p.19 in my NIC 2nd. edition of The King - Chess Pieces, J.H. Donner )
    Many thanks!

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