The day that changed my life

December 30, 2018

Abalone Deluxe, front

Abalone Deluxe, back

“One Christmas evening, my destiny changed dramatically.
On this day, my father had the great idea to slip a chess game [an Abalone game] under the Christmas tree in our family home. He had no idea that this initiative would change my life.”

(Joueur d’échecs*, p.13, Fayard, october 2017)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, French chess grandmaster (1990-)


* Chess player

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL) on Wikipedia

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s website

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.