There is an opening, a middle game and an endgame.
Some decisions are merely guesses with high hopes.
There are short-term tactics and long-term goals.
You commit and then you have to correct.
Well played, there's a nice feeling of yin and yang.
Beautifully played, there's real rhythm and flow.
As you go, you learn of opportunities and potentials.
The big picture is more important than the little one.
Both intention and reaction play their part.
The middle game is where you get serious.
One must not be too confident or overdo the end game.
There is great comfort in knowing it's only a game.