Imagine the perfect Yeshiva guy....then twist his mind into something antithetical. That would be the Bobby Fischer.
If there is a Tree of Life and a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, then I believe we have just witnessed what it is to eat of the latter. The snake was cunning, a perverse form of Wisdom, and it seems Chess reveals the Dark Side of this Moon.
but...Chess is still very much life-like:
...and a complete waste of a Life as an addiction; Learn Torah, and Live a real free Life.