If there are 9,183,421,888 ways to play the first nine moves,
9,417,681 the first six, 72,078 the first four, 5,362 the first three,
and 20 to play the first, are early moves more important than later?
Life is a kind of chess in which we have often points to gain,
competitors or adversaries to contend with,
and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events…
By playing at chess…we may learn foresight, circumspection and caution.
The more captured opposing pieces the less risk, and vice versa.
Does the player who doesn’t make the last mistake usually win?
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
Is chess non-violent war?