Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine

4th World Chess Champion (undefeated)
For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent's psychology.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The infallible criterion by which to distinguish the true from the would-be strategist is the degree of originality of his conceptions. It makes little difference whether this originality is carried to excess, as was the case with Steinitz and Nimzowitsch.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [02/03/2009 12:02:00]
The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never before and never since have I seen - and I cannot even imagine, such an amazing rapidity of chess thinking that Capablanca possessed in 1913-14. In blitz games he gave all the St. Petersburg players odds of five minutes to one - and he won.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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