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Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm Steinitz
Country Kingdom of Bohemia (Austrian Empire)
United States
Born (1836-05-17)May 17, 1836
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
Died August 12, 1900(1900-08-12) (aged 64)
New York City, New York, United States
World Champion 1886–94 (undisputed)
Earlier dates are debated by commentators

Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
Wilhelm Steinitz
I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
Wilhelm Steinitz
A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror.
Wilhelm Steinitz
Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.
When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.
Wilhelm Steinitz
Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.
Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
Chess is not for timid souls.
A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.
I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings.
Wilhelm Steinitz