Thursday, 24 May 2007

Lasker's Chess Wisdom

"The difficulty in any abstract reasoning on Chess is mainly its lack of grading in the final result. Loss. Draw. Win. This is the scale of success in chess. Life is infinitely more varied. Life goes on, it knows no permanent defeat, nor permanent victory, therefore one cannot detect in chess such striking and exact application of the concepts of Force, Value, Balance as can be found in life."
Lasker's Chess Primer, Dr Emanuel Lasker

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