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Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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The move is there, but you must see it.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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Quoted in I. A. Horowitz, All About Chess (1971).

Added on 4-Jan-11 | Last updated 4-Jan-11
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It’s always better to sacrifice your opponent’s men.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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Added on 21-Dec-10 | Last updated 21-Dec-10
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It is not enough to be a good player; you must also play well.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.

Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956) Russian chess grandmaster
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Added on 11-Jan-11 | Last updated 11-Jan-11
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