Chess is an excellent game for honing critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Play chess regularly you will learn how to think smart.
Keep a close eye on your adversary's movements. Maintain your concentration while watching your opponent's movements. If there isn't a clear advantage, avoid placing pieces in squares where they can be captured. Utilize their movements to help you devise a plan for destroying each of their components. Once you've had enough practice, you'll be able to anticipate your opponent's moves based on the configuration of the board at each turn.
Kings can emerge from pawns (or almost any other piece). You can "promote" one of your pawns into any other piece other than a King if you can get it to your opponent's back row on the board. Simply decide what kind of new piece you want them to be. Even "extra" Queens or other pieces are possible!
Perfect practice makes perfect! Like any game, you'll learn more the more you play. After one game, chess is not meant to be mastered. Years of perseverance and training are required. If you keep playing, you might one day become a master of the game as well!