Motivational slogans for chess players

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Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by stevencarr » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Number 1

You've got what it takes, but it will take all that you've got.

Any more?

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:48 pm

Never miss a check, it might be mate.

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Post by Mike Truran » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:16 pm

"Great players never castle" (yes, it is genuine).

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:48 pm

"The secret of being a great tournament player lies not in avoiding blunders; it lies in ensuring they do not cost you more than one game."

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:47 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:"The secret of being a great tournament player lies not in avoiding blunders; it lies in ensuring they do not cost you more than one game."
I like that one - is it your own?
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:21 pm

"Fail to prepare - prepare to fail"

(Yes I know it's a generic one, but it fits)

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:54 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:"The secret of being a great tournament player lies not in avoiding blunders; it lies in ensuring they do not cost you more than one game."
I like that one - is it your own?
Yes.

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:21 am

I agree Jack - easy to get tilted ... even within a game. Need to focus on the position in front of you, not how you missed Qf4, or why you haven't won already , etc...

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:05 pm

"You can only beat them if you meet them"

Sometimes you need to earn the right to play a titled player.

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by JustinHadi » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:36 pm

"Check yo self before you wreck yo self."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAbOgdbTbM

I am not sure about the spelling of this quotation.

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:03 am

How about 'You only live twice'?

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:09 pm

Do not talk about chess club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:02 am

The only way to avoid making mistakes is to do nothing. And that is the biggest mistake of all.
I devised that, but others may have done so as well. It works better for administrators than for player.

The winner of the game is the one who mkes the penultimate blunder. Paraphrased from Tartakower.

All the mistakes are there, waiting to be made. Also Tartakower.

Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess, Chernev.

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Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:47 pm

When you see a good move, look for a better one. (Lasker)
http://www.chessquotes.com/player-lasker

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