Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine

4th World Chess Champion (undefeated)
During a chess tournament a master must envisage himself as a cross between an ascetic monk and a beast of prey.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Deux fous gagnent toujours, mais trois fous, non!More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [02/03/2009 12:02:00]
For success I consider three factors are necessary: firstly, an awareness of my own strengths and weaknesses; secondly, an accurate understanding of my opponent's strengths and weaknesses; thirdly, a higher aim than momentary satisfaction. I see this aim as being scientific and artistic achievements, which place the game of chess on a par with other arts.More Alexander Alekhine quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!More Alexander Alekhine quotes [02/03/2009 12:02:00]

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