You cannot play at Chess if you are kind-hearted.  -  French Proverb


No fool can play chess, and only fools do.  -  German proverb


When the Chess game is over, the Pawn and the king go back to the same box.  -  Irish proverb


It is no time to be playing Chess when the house is on fire.  -  Italian proverb


A player surprised is half beaten.  -  Proverb