„To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.“

Response to a question as to What was the object of playing a gambit opening, as quoted in The Treasury of Chess Lore (1959) by Fred Reinfeld

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scacchista tedesco 1862 - 1934

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„Jackie, what is the matter with you? You did not lose this ball game. We all lost it. No one man loses any ball game. You remember that. You are a good ball player. We need you to play shortstop. Come now, get dressed, let's go out and have a steak.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

English translation of pep talk given on August 21, 1971, after Hernandez' 6th-inning miscue—scored as a hit—had contributed significantly to Cincinnati's 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Pittsburgh http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1971/B08210CIN1971.htm, as quoted in "Playing Games: Bad Day in Cincy" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iG8mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Bm0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5765%2C1664013&dq=clemente-began-talk-spanish by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tuesday, September 28, 1971), p. 23
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>

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„He sees the game unlike any other player.“

—  Paul Scholes English footballer 1974

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3611242/What-football-said-about-Paul-Scholes.html#ixzz1NyhISKZi
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„A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.“

—  Norbert Wiener American mathematician 1894 - 1964

Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth (1964)
Contesto: The Advantage is that mathematics is a field in which one's blunders tend to show very clearly and can be corrected or erased with a stroke of the pencil. It is a field which has often been compared with chess, but differs from the latter in that it is only one's best moments that count and not one's worst. A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.

„It must be understood that a fair game may be distinctly unfavorable to the player.“

—  William Feller Croatian-American mathematician 1906 - 1970

Chapter X, Law Of large Numbers, p. 249.
An Introduction To Probability Theory And Its Applications (Third Edition)
Contesto: Much harm was done by the misleading suggestive power of this name. It must be understood that a fair game may be distinctly unfavorable to the player.

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„I respect a lot of players in this league. But to me basketball is just a little aspect of my life. I enjoy the game because it's fun. But it is a game.“

—  Hakeem Olajuwon Nigerian–American basketball player 1963

Slam dunk - interview with basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon - Interview, Feb, 1994 by Spike Lee.
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„The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.“

—  Jamal-al-Din Afghani Political activist and Islamic ideologist 1837 - 1897

As quoted in Jamāḷ al-Dīn al-Afghāni: A Muslim intellectual (1984) by Anwar Moazzam, p. 3

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„Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player.“

—  Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician 1948

On the game of Golf in an interview with Nick Harper http://sport.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1093850,00.html in The Guardian (28 November 2003).

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„I feel sorry for players who are always lying awake at night, brooding over their games.“

—  Magnus Carlsen Norwegian chess player 1990

ChessBase.com - Magnus Carlsen on his chess career, 15 March 2010 http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6187

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