October 21, 2018
“I love all positions.
Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it.
Give me a bad position, I will defend it.
Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws,
I love them and I will do my very best.
But totally won positions, I cannot stand them.”
(Hein Donner in the Clubblad Doodzonde Denken, 1950)
Johannes Hendrikus ‘Jan Hein’ Donner, Dutch chess grandmaster (1927-1988)
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