Sunday, March 06, 2022

Quote of the day 6th March 2022

 “But I am a Ukrainian.”

Chess Grandmaster Leonid Stein, replying to a Russian grandmaster, Alexander Kotov, who praised one of Stein's games as being "a fine game in the Soviet tradition."

The quote, which seems particularly apposite in the light of the past week's events, is explained along with a commentary on geopolitics as seen by Chess Grandmasters in an article with the same title as this quote by Raymond Keene, which you can read in full here. Spoiler - even some Russian chess grandmasters are not impressed with Mr Putin's strategy.)

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