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The Chess-board must be placed with a white square
by Howard Staunton

The Chess-board must be placed with a white square
at the right-hand corner.
- Howard Staunton

It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions
submitted to him according to these laws,
when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply.
- Howard Staunton

When a Piece or Pawn is in a situation to be taken by the enemy,
it is said to be en prise.
To put a piece en prise, is to play it so that it may be captured.
- Howard Staunton

The Queen is by much the most powerful of the forces.
- Howard Staunton

 

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook,
are called Minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

When the King is checked, or any valuable Piece in
danger from the attack of an enemy,
you are said to interpose a man when you play it between
the attacked and attacking Piece.
- Howard Staunton

For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved,
the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally,
or to move the King.
- Howard Staunton

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When neither party can give checkmate,
the game is drawn.
- Howard Staunton

For touching an adversary's man, when it cannot be captured,
the offender must move his King.
- Howard Staunton

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction,
and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns.
Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

The Bishop moves diagonally forwards or backwards,
to the extent of the Board.
- Howard Staunton

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

The penalty for exceeding the time limit is the forfeiture of the game.
- Howard Staunton

Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your
King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check.
It is better when check is given to your King to interpose
a man that attacks the checking Piece than with one that does not.
- Howard Staunton

In Castling, the King must be moved first,
or before the Rook is quitted.
If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched,
the opposing player may demand that the move of the
Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.
- Howard Staunton

Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers,
and eight minor ones which are called Pawns;
and,
for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns
of one party are of a different color from those of the other.
- Howard Staunton

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger,
or in an otherwise offensive manner;
or by momentarily resigning the game;
or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire,
the game must be scored against him.
- Howard Staunton

Having marshalled the men in battle order,
as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that
each party has two ranks of men,
on the first of which stand the superior Pieces,
and on the next the eight Pawns.
- Howard Staunton

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at
the very outset of the study by the great variety and
the delicate distinctions of the openings:
and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise
excellent manuals for the learner.
- Howard Staunton

A player is said to have the opposition when he can
place his King directly in front of the adverse King,
with only one square between them.
This is often an important advantage in ending games.
- Howard Staunton

If, during the course of the game, it be discovered
that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces,
the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made,
without penalty.
- Howard Staunton

The Pawn moves only one square at a time,
and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing,
when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left
file on to the square occupied by the man taken,
and continues on that file until it captures another man.
- Howard Staunton

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
- Woody Allen

I am still a victim of chess.
It has all the beauty of art - and much more.
It cannot be commercialized.
Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
- Marcel Duchamp

I learned that fighting on the chess board could also
have an impact on the political climate in the country.
- Garry Kasparov

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent,
like the ability to play chess, paint pictures,
do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea

No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a
close alliance for the benefit of chess.
- Anatoly Karpov

Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of
giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player.
- Max Euwe

Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
- Marcel Duchamp

I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough
to satisfy all possible demands.
- Alexander Alekhine

My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted
to end the game as soon as possible.
- Dave Barry

Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting
to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me.
But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.
- Peter Mayhew

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good
player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude,
but right.
- Clive James

Chess is mental torture.
- Garry Kasparov

Chess is not for timid souls.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Chess is a sport.
The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
- Max Euwe

The chess player who develops the ability to play two
dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to
compress his or her analysis into less time.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Life's too short for chess.
- Henry James Byron

Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players:
they are not great fighters.
- Garry Kasparov

I'd like to go away for six months and learn to kiteboard and windsurf.
I love pinochle, I love chess and I love windsurfing.
- Christopher Meloni

The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich.
Only Fischer changed that.
- Boris Spassky

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe,
the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.
The player on the other side is hidden from us.
- Thomas Huxley

Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
- Nigel Short

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

I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.
- John Turturro

Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
- Jamie Murphy

For me art and chess are closely related,
both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
- Vladimir Kramnik

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess,
and you don't find out til too late that he's been
playing with two queens all along.
- Terry Pratchett

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess -
players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.
- Boris Spassky

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
- Charles Buxton

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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.
- Vladimir Kramnik

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence
as you can find outside an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler

Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.
- Solomon Burke

Ensemble is hard to do.
It's like 3-D chess.
- Eric Bogosian

Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.
- Adolf Anderssen

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
- Alexander Alekhine

I am thinking about chess in schools in particular.
In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.
- Anatoly Karpov

Life's to short for chess.
- Henry James Byron

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that
there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and
his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky

I still love to play chess.
So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
- Anatoly Karpov

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility -
those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost.
- Viktor Korchnoi

I think that by and large chess players have been very kind.
Like I said there have been a few incidents,
but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any.
- Maurice Ashley

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.
- Vladimir Kramnik

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.
- Alexander Alekhine


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