The pro­fu­se phal­lic sym­bo­lism of chess pro­vi­des some fan­ta­sy gra­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the homo­se­xu­al wish, par­ti­cu­lar­ly the desi­re for mutu­al masturbation.

Reu­ben Fine (1914–1993), ame­ri­ka­ni­scher Schach­meis­ter und Psychoanalytiker