Training

 

You work for a long period of time and the results don't really show, but at some point everything just comes together and you start to play better, or get more confidence.  -  Fabiano Caruana

 

The study of typical plans is something that the leading grandmasters devote a great deal of time to. I would say that the most far-seeing of them devote as much time to this as to the study of openings.  -  Alexander Kotov

 

Just as the pianist practices the most complicated pieces to improve the technique of his fingers, so too a grandmaster must keep his vision in trim by daily analysis of positions with sharp possibilities, and this applies whether he prefers such positions in his play or not. -  Alexander Kotov

 

Your body has to be in top condition. Your Chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate body from mind.  -  Bobby Fischer

 

I spend around one hour per day on physical exercise. Exercise is a must for every chess player. As the proverb says, 'A sound mind in a sound body'.  -  Humpy Koneru

 

Above all else, before playing in competitions a player must have regard to his health, for if he is suffering from ill-health he cannot hope for success. In this connection the best of all tonics is 15 to 20 days in the fresh air, in the country.  -  Mikhail Botvinnik

 

Since your mental state can have such dramatic effects on your body, obviously your physical condition can affect your mental well-being. It follows that regular physical conditioning should be part of your overall chess training.  -  Pal Benko

 

Method rules his training, which blends the physical with the mental. How many chess masters put in, prior to an important match, an allotted time daily to bicycling and shadow-boxing, followed by a cold douche and a brisk rub down?   -  on Max Euwe  -   Hans Kmoch