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#BobKnight #AnnoyingSportsAnalogy #Preparation

Question: What can you (a person who isn't good at chess) do to help someone (who is good or nearly perfect at chess) improve? Answer: A lot! Don't let the student practice in a way that he or she gets worse! I've often felt that someone like  Bobby Knight would be one of the best chess coaches in the world although his style of "coaching" is not good for young kids (he's a little too intense for the average chess player). Here are a few of my favorite Bob Knight quotes. Also I apologize for using sports analogies (I'm tired of people doing this). Bonus: Find the quotes that are similar/redundant. "The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare." " You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball." " The key is not the will to win... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." " Most people have the will to win, f