A Chess game is divided into three stages: The first, when I hope I have the advantage, The second when I believe I have an advantage, And the third I when I know I'm going to lose ! Saviely Tartakower
'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.