For me, chess is a game of wits which includes tactics, strategy, and patience. None of these things are part of my "expertise" but I keep trying to improve from game to game. I could say that chess is like the game of life. One makes a wrong move, the consequences may be staggering. I may win some, lose some and draw some. At the is all the same.
On the other hand, to be a covenant son is to be part of a covenantal kingdom of God where all things in my life are being rebuilt from scratch and from the inside out. In this game of life, I will never be on the losing side.