Wilhelm Steinitz — American Celebrity born on May 17, 1836, died on August 12, 1900

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz was an Austrian and later American chess Master player, and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician... (wikipedia)

Chess is intellectual gymnastics.
A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.
Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.
Chess is so inspiring that I do not believe a good player is capable of having an evil thought during the game.
Chess is not for timid souls.

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