|Country||Kingdom of Bohemia (Austrian Empire)
May 17, 1836|
Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
|Died||August 12, 1900
New York City, New York, United States
|World Champion||1886â€“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.
I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror.
When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.
I have never in my life played the French Defence, which is the dullest of all openings.