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Experience and the constant analysis of the most varied positions builds up a store of knowledge in a players mind enabling him often at a glance to assess this or that position.
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Drawing general conclusions about your main weaknesses can provide a great stimulus to further growth.

— Alexander Kotov

You must not let your opponent know how you feel.

— Alexander Kotov

I cannot think that a player genuinely loving the game can get pleasure just from the number of points scored no matter how impressive the total. I will not speak of myself, but for the masters of the older generation, from whose games we learned, the aesthetic side was the most important. -

— Alexander Kotov

The placing of the center pawns determines the 'topography' of a game of chess.

— Alexander Kotov

In analysing complicated variations one must examine each branch of the tree once and once only.

— Alexander Kotov

Once in a Moscow chess club I saw how two first-category players knocked pieces off the board as they were exchanged, so that the pieces fell onto the floor. It was as if they were playing skittles and not chess!

— Alexander Kotov

In choosing an opening plan players think most of all of harmonious development for the pieces, but sometimes leave the development of the queen out of their considerations. Yet the Queen is the most valuable and important piece and the whole outcome can depend upon how successfully she plays her role.

— Alexander Kotov

Once upon a time supporters of the Steinitz-Tarrasch school had a very high opinion of a queen-side pawn majority. Modern strategy on the other hand categorically denies that such a majority is an independent factor of any importance.

— Alexander Kotov

After a great deal of discussion in Soviet literature about the correct definition of a combination, it was decided that from the point of view of a methodical approach it was best to settle on this definition - A combination is a forced variation with a sacrifice.

— Alexander Kotov

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