If there is a flaw in chess as a game of war it is this . Unlike war the rules of chess are constant the pieces unchangable you will never win the heart of a rook or the mind of a knight they are deaf to your arguments and so be it. The goal of a chess game is total annihilation. But in war even as the blood beats in your ears and you race after your enemy there is the hope that saner minds than yours will stop you before you reach your target. in war unlike chess rules can be changed truces can be called the greatest of enemies can become the best of friends . In War there is Hope.