Chess is a game of strategic importance and sharpens the mind. There is no other game that prepares one more for battle. In chess one must cover the board and anticipate moves far in advance. Just like being able to see the play develop ahead of time in sports which is more like speed chess. Or putting together a war plan. Chess is a simple game to learn and a not so simple game to master. The book Deuces Wild form the Beginning of the End 4 book series refers to the strategic game of chess as one of the two main games one must master in the game of life.