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To be champion requires more t...

To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.

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If the opponent offers keen pl...

If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.

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Seville never had a rich chess...

Seville never had a rich chess tradition. Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.

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The ideal in chess can only be...

The ideal in chess can only be a collective image, but in my opinion it is Capablanca who most closely approaches this ...

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Like dogs who sniff each other...

Like dogs who sniff each other when meeting, chess players have a ritual at first acquaintance: they sit down to play speed chess.

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Furman astounded me with his c...

Furman astounded me with his chess depth, a depth which he revealed easily and naturally, as if all he were doing was establishing well-known truths.

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My studies with Botvinnik brou...

My studies with Botvinnik brought me immense benefit, particularly the homework assignments which forced me to refer to chess books and to work independently.

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I didn't picture myself as eve...

I didn't picture myself as even a grandmaster, to say nothing of aspiring to the chess crown. This was not because I was timid - I wasn't - but because I simply lived in one world, and the grandmasters existed in a completely different one. People like that were not really even people, but like gods or mythical heroes.

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I still remember Botvinnik's r...

I still remember Botvinnik's reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. At first he would express amazement, then annoyance, and, finally irritation.

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The truth is that my chess dev...

The truth is that my chess development was nothing out of the ordinary, and it proceeded probably at a pace no faster than others.

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