July 5, 2015
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“Before Prof. Elo stamped numbers on our foreheads, people played to win tournaments or place as high as they could in the standings or simply win as many games they could.
Forget ratings. Play to win and let others figure out how good you are.”
Léon Poliakov, Russian-born French historian (1910–1997)
All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.