Saturday, August 22, 2009

Never Take the Easy Way Out

David Bronstein, ca. 1964. Image: Wikipedia, "David Bronstein" entry.

From Moshe Czerniak's 1963 chess history book (see exact details in the post previous to this), p. 90:
Bronstein doesn't like to achieve his goals the easy way. I once blamed him for deliberately chosing the most difficult way during a game, in order to engage his creativity. The same quality is typical of him in life. When he learned to read English, he immediately started reading Shakespeare's work. 'It is harder, but also more interesting', he explained.
Can't say I'm surprised!

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