@ paradigmsearch, there certainly is such a thing a 'making moves'. It's an art and has been for thousands of years. The hitch--and a major hitch it is--is that some are naturals at it and others are clumsy and ineffective.
I happen to fall in the latter group but have known many a 'smooth operator'. Such 'masters of move' make advancements that would quickly result in a hard slap for the lesser man. For them, however, it is simply a playful game. From time to time these fellows can be seen running out of a house or down a boulevard with no shirt or shoes...but such trivialities are a small price to pay in the life of a Player.