In fact the quote is almost entirely connected to chess, as a google search on the quote turns up 22 occurrences, with only 1 non chess result (and even that one refers to the chess quote). I'm a little surprised it isn't used in other sports. Maybe this is because chess players can be real cry babies at times. What do you think?
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I've never beaten a healthy opponent
I've come down with a cold in the last few days, and so most of the weekend has been spent sniffling and lying in bed (apart from a schools chess competition on Friday, and Street Chess on Saturday). But I did have a friendly game with a friend of my daughters today, and during the game she told me that all the school friends she beats complained of being tired or sick etc. I explained to her that there is a well known chess quote "I've never beaten a healthy opponent", although I avoided using the excuse myself by beating her in our game.