According to my experiences, in key events, normally the games’ quality is not as high as other major events. Most brilliant games are not found in championships at present.
Garry Kasparov 2014
I am the best player in the world, and I am here to prove it.
Robert Fischer 1971
I believe motivation is one of the most important things one has to have after playing for many years. Chess is a very complete, well thought-out game, which is why people have been playing it since ancient times.
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
The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.