The Dilettante

‘There is no need to play chess well at all. The dilettante who treats it almost completely as a game of chance doesn’t necessarily derive less pleasure from it than the grandmaster who strives for perfection.’

 J.H. Donner

NRC Handelsblad, 13 April 1981, reproduced in The King: Chess Pieces (New In Chess, 2008), p.346

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 Photo of Donner in 1978 by Bert Verhoeff

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