Michael Botvinnik

Michael Botvinnik

6th World Chess Champion
In short, we can see Karpov as an exploiter of other people’s ideas. His ability to use these ideas is not at issue, but he himself is about as fertile as a woman who has been sterilized is.More Michael Botvinnik quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chess is a part of culture and if a culture is declining then Chess too will declineMore Michael Botvinnik quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country.More Michael Botvinnik quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Along with my retirement from chess analytical work seems to have gone too.More Michael Botvinnik quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The boy (then a 12 year old boy named Anatoly Karpov)doesn't have a clue about Chess, and there's no future at all for him in this professionMore Michael Botvinnik quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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