In The Beginning
A long time ago God made the world, and the trees and the flowers and the birds and the bees and the mountains and the seas. One day God sent a flood to wash away all the bad things in the world. A man called Noah sailed a ship called an ark and landed on top of a mountain and was saved.
The chessboard is your world when you play chess. And the middle of the board is your mountain. Mountains are important in battles as well as in floods. Soldiers standing on high ground can see and shoot further. In chess you’ll find lots of your pieces are more powerful in the center of the board, just as if they were standing on a hill.