What is Chess?

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe – Indian proverb

Chess is intellectual gymnastics. – Wilhelm Steinitz

Chess is mental torture. – Garry Kasparov

Life is too short for chess. – Byron

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

Chess is a violent sport. —Marcel Duchamp

Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders – Savielly Tartakower

Chess is everything – art, science, and sport. – Karpov

Chess is life – Bobby Fischer

Chess is the art of analysis. – Botvinnik

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