An encouraging chess quote

I remember a training session with Mark Dvoretsky, years after [I became] an IM, where I was clearly the only person in the room who didn’t understand why White was winning in a certain position. Everybody else saw White’s structural advantage as similar to a material advantage.

– Jacob Aagard in Excelling at Technical Chess.

We aren’t bad at chess because we’re stupid; we’re bad because it’s a really hard game. 


2 thoughts on “An encouraging chess quote

  1. Hey, an IM once matter-of-factly told me in a post-mortem, “…but I didn’t see that move because, *shrug*, I suck.” Pobody’s nerfect.

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