Hope is not a viable Strategy, but So long as there are Pawns... There is hope!
Chess for me is many things. It is a kind of poetry. I love the dynamic tension. I was taught to play the game by my father when I was five years old. For decades now I have enjoyed the play never really studying the game seriously. I prefer to allow Chess truths and mysteries to reveal themselves in their own way and time. In this manner I have come to know and love the game.