I play way too much blitz chess. It rots the brain just as surely as alcohol. - Nigel Short


In blitz, the knight is stronger than the bishop.  -  Vlastmil Hort


Playing rapid chess, one can lose the habit of concentrating for several hours in serious chess. That is why, if a player has big aims, he should limit his rapidplay in favour of serious chess.  -  Vladimir Kramnik


Like dogs who sniff each other when meeting, chess players have a ritual at first acquaintance: they sit down to play speed chess.  - Anatoly Karpov


Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929.  - Mikhail Botvinnik


He who analyses blitz is stupid.  -  Rashid Nezhmetdinov


It is very difficult to play a single blitz game! You want to play for a long time. So I tend not to do that anymore.  -  Viswanathan Anand


Blitz chess kills your ideas.  -  Bobby Fischer


Never before and never since have I seen - and I cannot even imagine, such an amazing rapidity of chess thinking that Capablanca possessed in 1913-14. In blitz games he gave all the St. Petersburg players odds of five minutes to one - and he won. - Alexander Alekhine