December 30, 2018
“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
All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.