He suggests (I paraphrase), read Poe's passage.
Now say to yourself: "Poe has only just learned to play chess, and is still unsure of the moves of the pieces".
Read it over again.
Does that fit? Chess is like driving a car, after a bit you don't notice the gear changes and so on, you just enjoy the drive. Poe is still struggling with 'which one's the clutch again?'.
"In a book called Chesslets, by Dr. J. Schumer, all the games are annotated by quotations from various writers.-- CHERNEV, Wonders and curiosities of chess
Here is one of the games, with comments by Shakespeare:"
(27) Atkins - Saunders [E90]
[to be read aloud slowly to a group after a year's practice... or give them a copy to mark]
[PDF version for printing]
Chess is a fun game and easy to learn. You play on a board of 164 squares, which are coloured light and dark, and there are two armies, one black and grey. The rows are called ranks and the columns are called officers.