In Chapter 23, "The Yule Ball" of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ron and Harry play a game of chess while procrastinating as Harry doesn't feel like trying to figure out what the egg clue for the second task means. The book says the chess match "culminated in an exciting checkmate of Ron's, involving a couple of recklessly brave pawns and a very violent bishop."
As someone who took high school Literature and has many of the theories about the Harry Potter books on this site, this passage screams symbolism, but of what? Surely this chess match parallels or foreshadows something else that happens in the books, but I can't think of what it would be.
Has Rowling ever said what the symbolism is, or has she ever dispelled the notion that there is symbolism in the match? Are there events in the books excellent parallels for the chess match?