Chess is one of the oldest pastimes in the world. It is a game of planning, temperament, and being able to adapt to each changing situation. An aspiring chess player first needs to understand every piece on the board, along with what each of them can do. Only then can the game be mastered with practice. Good chess players do not even have to think how each piece moves, since they already have that at the back of their minds. What they really do is plan ahead, even multiple moves in advance, and excel at changing their game play according to a given situation.