Canada, 1969, #504 - Stephen Leacock
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), wrote "Pawn to King’s Four", a humourous short story from his collection Happy Stories, Just To Laugh At, 1943. Some quotes:
"All chess players think of opening on the Queen's side but never do. Life ends too soon."
"... said ... with a deep sigh. I knew he had been thinking of something that he daren't risk. All chess is one long regret."