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One can enter a game of chess either as P1, the one who makes the first move, or as P2, the one who makes the second move.

Chess is either a game such that the one who starts can force a win, force a draw (but not more than that), or can not force anything of value.

If P1 can not force anything of value, then that must be because P2 can force a win, because, apart from the strategy of P1, there are no other factors than the strategy of P2 (such as randomness from dice or so) that influences the outcome.

The conclusion is: If you can choose whether to start or not, then you can at least force a draw.