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  • Look at the catastrophic record Vishy Anand has against Garry Kasparov. Kasparov managed to beat him almost everywhere they played, even though Vishy Anand has belonged to the absolute top players in the world for fifteen years. This difference cannot be explained purely in chess terms, there must have been some psychology.

  • I started playing chess when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It is very good for children to learn to play chess, because it helps them to develop their mental abilities. It also helps to consolidate a person's character, because as it happens both in life and in a chess game we have to make decisions constantly. In chess there is no luck and no excuses: everything is in your hands.

  • Now, two years have passed and the situation is completely different: no one wants to organise this match.

  • Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways.

    Games   Chess  
    "Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
  • In this respect, I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry [Kasparov]. With his very emotive body language at the [chess]board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't.

  • I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.

    "Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
  • In games against humans, you often win because the opponent blunders a piece, and you can often survive when you do it yourself. Against the computer, you make only one mistake - the last one.

    Mistake   Winning   Games  
    "The Last Human Chess Master" by Jeffrey Goldsmith, www.wired.com. February 1, 1995.
  • I don't know whether computers are improving the style of play, I know they are changing it. Chess has become a different game, one could say that computers have changed the world of chess. That is pretty clear.

    Games  
    "Kramnik on health, plans - and computers". Interview with Frederic Friedel, en.chessbase.com. March 13, 2006.
  • Objectivity consists in understanding that the only one who never makes a mistake is the one who never does anything.

    Mistake  
  • When I was a child I liked the games of Capablanca, and later I was captivated by Alekhine's play.

    Games  
  • Chess is a matter of daily training.

    Chess  
  • Computers have changed the world of chess.

    Chess  
    "Kramnik on health, plans - and computers". Interview with Frederic Friedel, en.chessbase.com. March 13, 2006.
  • Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training.

  • Every month I look through some ten thousand games, so not as to miss any new ideas and trends.

    Games  
  • The Berlin Defence suited my strategy for the match. I had a defensive strategy - Actually, I had in my pocket some other sharper stuff to fall back on - but first I wanted to try the defensive strategy with Black and it worked so well.

  • Playing rapid chess, one can lose the habit of concentrating for several hours in serious chess. That is why, if a player has big aims, he should limit his rapidplay in favour of serious chess.

  • My very first book was a games collection of Anatoly Karpov. On the whole I was attracted by positonal play with some tactics, and already then I was aiming for universality.

    Games  
  • Okay, when you start to fight for equality, like Anand did in 1995, you could end up losing game 10, like he did, without putting up any kind of fight.

    Fighting   Games  
  • When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.

    Games   Chess  
    "About Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth, Creativity, Telepathy and Artificial Intelligence". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
  • It is rightly said that the most difficult thing in chess is winning a won position

    Success   Winning   Chess  
  • I don't like to show my emotions at the board, not because they might give something away to an opponent, but because that's my style: I like to keep it to myself.

  • It made a big difference to my match stamina. I couldn't imagine I would have been so energetic during the match - it really gave me a welcomed extra boost!

  • At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games.

    Wall   Eye   Fighting  
  • In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.

    Games   Chess  
    "Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
  • Once he had selected the path he was going down he really had to stick with it in a 16 game match. He had to try and hit in the one direction but unfortunately for him - though fortunately for me! - he hit in the wrong direction.

    Games  
  • So basically it's very simple: to start with, if you want to win the match, you shouldn't be afraid of him. There are still many, many things to do, but above all this is the most important: Don't be scared of him!

  • With the Berlin I was able to set up a fortress that he could come near but not breach.

  • The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.

    "Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
  • I go to bed at 4 a. m. Almost all chessplayers do.

  • For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.

    Chess  
    "Art, Chess, Beauty and Depth". Interview with Ugo Dossi, en.chessbase.com. December 21, 2005.
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