This post from the past brings a timeless message and reminder to stay ever vigilant to defend your keep online. The message is, SEO much like chess involves multiple layers of strategy to be successful.
In search engine optimization, there are vast combinations of possibility hinged on the precipice of relevance, yet that alone is not enough to prevail. In the real world, there is competition, “real competition” and that competition “much like yourself” wants to rank in the #1 position for hundreds of high conversion / high search volume keywords and key phrases.
Depending on how broad your vision and ability to anticipate your opponents next move, creates the contrast of rankings, reward and conversion. If the goal of SEO is to be seen, then priceless SEO strategies such as this one provide adequate insight using the interesting analogy of chess.