I am an American of Irish and Polish descent, living in the North West United States.
My favorite Chess players of the past are Tal and Fischer.
I love good quotes, so here are some of my favorite.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.
But when I ask why are they poor, they call me a
DOM HELDER CAMARA
"You have to have the fighting spirit, you have to force moves and take chances." -Bobby Fischer-
“I'm not a materialistic person, in that, I don't suffer the lack or loss of money. The absence of worldly goods I don't look back on. For Chess is a way I can be as materialistic as I want without having to sell my soul”
-Jamie Walter Adams-
"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have points to gain, and competition or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or want of it." - Benjamin Franklin, 1779.
“I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who
has no knowledge of Chess”
"There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones, and mine."