The chess player Alexander Alekhine died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Russian Chess player who is widely considered to be among the greatest players of all time.
His mother was his first chess teacher.
The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties.
I think that for the highest achievements nowadays… need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty.