It’s very important not to put pressure on a child. Make sure that she/he feels that whatever happens it’s not the end of the world. If they cry after a loss that’s normal, as adults also hate to lose. If they win a game you should make them feel very proud but make sure they know the next game will be another challenge.  -  Judit Polgar


... I address these hopes to all young players. It seems to me that they often begin too early the strict life of a professional, without first completing their chess studies. Deficiencies in education and a lack of certain basic knowledge will tell sooner or later; they will bump their head on the ceiling and will no longer be able to climb up to the stars.  -  Sergey Shipov


When you're good at something, you should continue to do it. Too many players have stopped at a relatively young age ...  -  Jan Timman


Chess is, in essence, a game for children. Computers have exacerbated the trends towards youth because they now have an immensely powerful tool at their disposal and can absorb vast amounts of information extremely quickly. - Nigel Short


I don't know if people know this but I am pretty good at chess. I was always on the chess team at school when I was younger. - Justin Bieber


The loss of my childhood was the price for becoming the youngest world champion in history. When you have to fight every day from a young age, your soul can be contaminated. I lost my childhood. I never really had it. I have to be careful not to become cruel, because I became a soldier too early.  -  Garry Kasparov


Ridicule can do much, for instance embitter the existence of young talents.  -  Aaron Nimzowitsch


Young players expose themselves to grave risks when they blindly imitate the innovations of masters without themselves first checking all the details and consequences of these innovations.  -  Alexander Alekhine


It is a delight to watch a young and gifted chess player. To him have come no sinister experiences; to him continual carping care is foreign. Therefore he loves the attack and the bold sacrifice; for theirin lies the shortest way to his ultimate objective.  -  Richard Reti


Young players calculate everything, a requirement of their relative inexperience.  -  Samuel Reshevsky


… Today many players, especially young ones, think that the older openings are so thoroughly analysed that nothing more can be tried. This is a serious mistake. The methods of positional play become deeper and finer each year. Being well acquainted with them it is possible even in openings which seem to be fully explored to find ways to create a real fight.  -  Tigran Petrosian


It is easy to play against the young players, for me they are like an open book.  -  Tigran Petrosian


I would wish to stress to young people ( the old are either saints, or already dead ) that chess need not be a safe exit from memorized opening to scientific endgame ( middlegame murdered ). Chess can be alive always and rewarding !  -  Tony Santasiere


Nowadays, when you're not a grandmaster at 14, you can forget about it.  -  Viswanathan Anand


The machine does not teach playing flexibility, does not help in taking account of human facxtors in the battle, and on whole, strictly speaking, it restricts the possibilities for young players. (2013)  -  Sergey Shipov