Chess Wisdom and Philosophy from Twitter

Here is a collection  of my chess wisdom from @TorresChess. If you are not following me on Twitter, then you are missing out on some interesting discussions.

11/5 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

 It is beyond coincidence that chess and music produce child prodigies with a much greater frequency than that of other intellectual pursuits. -Chris Torres


11/7 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

To play a match for the World Championship is the cherished dream of every chess player. -David Bronstein


11/8 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Starting from Chester Arthur in the early 1880s, 89% of Democratic presidents have been chess players, compared to just 35% of Republicans. – Chris Torres


11/8 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Nervous energy is the ammunition we take into any mental battle. – Garry Kasparov


11/9 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Genius. It’s a word. What does it really mean? If I win I’m a genius. If I don’t, I’m not. – Bobby Fischer


11/11 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Wins and losses are rarely determined at the the chess tournament, but rather in the effort toward preparation the player demands of himself. -Chris Torres


11/12 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

 Confidence in chess stems from  preparation in solving your problems without outside interference. -Chris Torres


11/13 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

“In chess, as in life, opportunity strikes but once.”-David Bronstein


11/13 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

“Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.”-Frederic Chopin


11/14 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

My students know that it is better to lose some of the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever fighting.-Chris Torres


11/15 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Follow the path to the end and you will find no sanity in reason.-Chris Torres


11/16 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

A chess coach with a fancy title is good. A chess coach who can teach useful lessons that inspire confidence is better.-Chris Torres


11/17 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Apparently the chess board is really a special kind of mirror. Staring at it on length will force one to accept his flaws or go mad.-Chris Torres


11/17 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Chess is the best tool which we can use to fix education.-Chris Torres


11/18 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Of all the pleasures I have received from the game of chess, the greatest is the friendship of my students. -Chris Torres


11/19 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

If your life was a game of chess, would you rather live a hundred mediocre moves or be brilliant for a few?-Chris Torres


11/20 Chris Torres‏@TorresChess

Chess exercises a child’s capacity to change a vision into reality.-Chris Torres



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