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Karpov - though that's a wild guess.
Neither of the above!I shall, perhaps, record other instances of such-and-such supposedly resembling chess as time goes past, but this one you're going to have to guess...
James Callaghan? (more stabbing in the dark - probably too late for him I suppose)
It's not the greatest quote ever, is it? I think I've seen it attributed to Spassky, but I expect many others have said it and whether Spassky said it in '83 I don't know!
Serious guess this time. Kasparov.
Karpov, Kallaghan or Kasparov? If none of those then another 'K': Korchnoi. I guess this knowing that he wrote a book called 'Chess is my life' (which is not the same, of course) but mindful of his battles with the Soviet Union.Angus.
Am I right in thinking Karpov published a book called "Chess is not my life" soon after, Angus? Or is that just a story I'd like to tell?
I thought it was Grandmaster A. Schopenauer, but that would be 1783. Spassky's greatest quote, no matter what he ever says for the rest of his life, will always be about how he and his first wife "were like bishops of opposite colours."
Tom, I don't know but that rings true... Just looked it up and the title was also 'Chess is my life'...Angus.
Shame! I seem to recall Karpov, in Who's Who, also listed his hobbies as "Stamp collecting and communism." I wondered if these were the extra things he had in his life.I think I must have made that story up. "Chess is not my life" gets three google hits. It seriously loses this Google Fight.
All these guesses are not just wrong, but very wrong indeed.
No, but probably closer.
Tarrash one century before said the same thing!!!p.s. I made a new blog, come to visit me, I need visitors!
I was kind of enjoying guessing. But what the heck. Go on then.
The claim was made in song.
Was it Modern Romance in "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" ?
I reckon I might know the answer but I hasten to add I'm not a fan - I used the internet.
Tell us, Chris, tell us...
Fun Boy Three. Originally a jazz tune from 1939 by Sy Oliver according to Wikipedia.
Ping! You are correct. Will you take the money or go into the box?
Is this a S&BCCblog record for number of comments on a post?
The thinner the theme, the wider the commentary.It's the age we live in.
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