Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today's contemplation.

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece - by thought, by choice, courage, and determination.

   --  Matt Labrum

Note: To play strong chess, I think you need both talent and character. And character is the byproduct of correct and tough training. What do you think?


  1. The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

  2. Exactely. There are no shortcuts. That back room door leads nowhere. 30 plus years and so many talented players lost, one would think we would realise it by now.