A Quote by Anatol Rapoport on awareness, chess, facts, interest, life, play, and soul

One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.

Anatol Rapoport

Source: Fights, Games and Debates (1960)

Contributed by: Zaady