You know the funny thing about chess is that people take it a bit too seriously. I mean it's great for your brain and all and it teaches you strategy and you can really become a brilliant warrior by playing it, but the problem is that in relationship, we really should be connecting with each other from the Heart. Relationships with our loved ones and friends should be created from the heart, from the soul, from love and authenticity. Relationships should not be either created or treated like a game of chess.
I personally have always tried to forge my relationships (or dissolve them) from the Heart. This is something that comes to me easily and naturally and probably why I've experienced much disappointment by 'love.' The funny thing is those that Love from the Heart aren't weak. They are incredibly strong. They are Strength Personified.
No need to underestimate those who live from Love. Because they actually know how to play chess better than anyone. They are in fact, masters of Shatranj. They can beat those who want to play with them any day. But only if they are invited to. Because on their own, they will never choose to.