Petrosian would never have beaten me if he had played like that in 1963.
Mikhail Botvinnik 1966
Whatever opinions people might have about Ilyumzhinov, I am sure that exactly those accusations by the US authorities are far-fetched. It looks more like a revenge for the 2014 FIDE elections which Kasparov lost to Ilyumzhinov by a wide margin.
Vladimir Kramnik 2016
Petrosian-Spassky? To think I could have watched an excellent football match instead!
Mikhail Tal 1966
Do you realize, Fischer almost never has any bad pieces? He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents.
It’s always more difficult to hold the title than to get it.
Vladimir Akopian 2012