Wilhelm Steinitz - Quotes

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Chess is intellectual gymnastics.

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.

A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.

A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.

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

Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack. ---->>>

Chess is not for timid souls.

Chess is not for timid souls.

When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage. ---->>>

Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.

Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.

I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings. ---->>>

A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror. ---->>>

I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 17, 1836
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Die: August 12, 1900
Occupation: Celebrity
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Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess Master player, and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician. When discussing chess history from the 1850s onwards, commentators have debated whether Steinitz could be effectively considered the champion from an earlier time, perhaps as early as 1866 (wikipedia)