Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine Quotes

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.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

I'm very glad you asked me that, because, as it happens, there is a very simple answer. I think up my own moves, and I make my opponent think up his. (on being asked how it was that he picked better moves than his opponents)

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

To win against me, you must beat me three times: in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

I study chess eight hours a day, on principle.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

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