#24, Birnov 1930 OBSERVATION ONE: Chess improvement as an adult is hard and few people achieve significant sustained progress. CONCLUSION ONE: To improve as an adult you’re going to have to do things most people don't do.
#23, Unknown "On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of lies; the merciless fact, culmination in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrites."
#21, Stoyanov - Silva, 2020 I was going to write something on elite-level chess players and the disproportionate likely likelihood of them being right pillocks. In end I decided that writing about the problem with chess would be more interesting.