I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent's can destroy the entire beauty of the game.
Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways.
In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.
An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.
I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.
For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry. With his very emotive body language at the board he shows and displays all his emotions. I don't.
When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.
Now, two years have passed and the situation is completely different: no one wants to organise this match.
At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games.
I don't like to show my emotions at the board, not because they might give something away to an opponent, but because that's my style: I like to keep it to myself.
I made a better decision in choosing my team. Sure, I had a bigger choice of players to choose from - but I couldn't have asked for a harder working group of players who did an incredible job.
Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature.
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