The threat is stronger than its execution


Famous chess proverb. I never really understood its meaning until I started playing Go.

tderz: ... by Aron Nimzowitsch, I guess.
Deep full information games also have more below the surface (the iceberg 89%, Go 99%).

Actually it was Seigbert Tarrasch.

I thought it was Emmanuel Lasker.


During a quick search in the net I have seen it attributed to Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch or Savielly Tartakower. The last one seems unlikely, being rather aphorist and kind of a jester (his grandmaster strength nowithstanding) than profound theoretician.

See AjiKeshi.

The threat is stronger than its execution last edited by on April 9, 2012 - 11:36
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