The minute we refer to a game or combination as beautiful, we are admitting that chess is an art form.
I was in New York back then on the way to play a tournament in North America (probably the Montreal 1979 super-tournament, where Karpov finished tied for first with Mikhail Tal), and was making a series of appearances. The tournament organizers knew about Dalí’s interest in chess and when they learned I was also interested in his work… In general, the result was that our paths simply couldn’t fail to cross in one of the downtown restaurants. — Antoly Karpov, on his meeting with Dalí
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