Real life and chess are remarkably similar and often obey the same laws, and that is what intrigued us and prompted us to draw this painting. As in chess, sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of a greater cause. As in chess, you need to know other player’s logic and way of thinking in order to be able to predict the opponent’s moves.
As in chess, an innocent move can radically change the outcome of events, and therefore we must approach each situation with thought and attention. As in chess, the king is not always the most powerful figure in the game. He may be the head, but the queen is the neck and accordingly, she commands his movements. In chess, tactics in general concentrate on short-term actions – so short-term that they can be calculated in advance by the player. The possible depth of calculation depends on the player’s ability. In quiet positions with many possibilities on both sides, a deep calculation is more difficult and may not be practical, while in positions with a limited number of forced variations, strong players can calculate long sequences of moves. Or to put it another way, luck can be less unpredictable and success less random.
All we have to do is be a little more observant, a little bit more determined, a little bit more intelligent, and generally accept life as a game, a game of chess. All figures on the board are captivated in a moment of anticipation of the opponent’s next move. So, think fast because figuratively speaking the “ball is in your court”. And by the way, you may not have noticed, while admiring this painting but… checkmate.