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Alexander Alekhine Quotes

The infallible criterion by which to distinguish the true from the would-be strategist is the degree of originality of his conceptions. It makes little difference whether this originality is carried to excess, as was the case with Steinitz and Nimzowitsch.
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Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.

— Alexander Alekhine

I consider chess an art, and accept all those responsibilities which art places upon its devotees.

— Alexander Alekhine

For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent's psychology.

— Alexander Alekhine

You can become a big master in chess only if you see your mistakes and short-comings. Exactly the same as in life itself.

— Alexander Alekhine

Chess is a matter of vanity.

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The retreat of a minor piece to the back rank, where it cuts the lines of communication between the rooks, is permissable only in exceptional cases.

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Combination is a soul of chess.

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During a Chess competition a Chessmaster should be a combination of a beast of prey and a monk

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Chess will always be the master of us all.

— Alexander Alekhine

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