Simon is practicing chess with his dad for the chess tournament that his school is holding. He has one week before the tournament will begin and he feels confident he can win
Simon has a dream that a knight from the medieval times beats him in chess in his school tournament. The knight uses a strategy Simon has never seen and wins by a long shot.
Simon doesn't care about anything else except for chess and ignores everyone else. He becomes so determined to beat the knight and win the chess tournament he skips school by pretending to be sick just so he can practice. His head starts to heart and decided he needs to take a rest for a bit.
Simon enters the dream, but the knight beat him despite all his practice. Before Simon left, he asked the knight how he became so good. The knight told him he had to see the world as a chess game
Simon is back home and is trying his best to decipher what the knight said about seeing the world as a chess game. Today he went to school, but wasn't thinking straight, he failed his math test and wasn't paying attention during his lesson. Then something weird happened, He saw his teacher for a brief second as a pawn.
Simon remembers what the knight said and decides after his chess match with the knight in his dream there will be no more rematches weather he wins or loses.