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Created on June 2, 2011 |
15268 Votes | 275 Comments
The question specifically says by appearance and I read a lot of stuff about people choosing because of the functionality of the piece
Knights are the first thing anyone associates chess with, they are iconic. Everyone loves their queen, but in most of the luxury chess sets I've seen, the knight pieces are absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
A knight as it is the most elaborate chess piece on the board.
Rook becase it can siwm to the 7nth rank :D
Knight, because of the "Have Gun Will Travel" TV series from the 60s. The knight was on his pistol holster and on his business card.
Here's my reasoning:
Pawn: It's the weakest but turn into the strongest once reaching the 8th rank.
Knight: I think it's cool but it never gets stuck. It's best at forking but always gets pinned to the king and queen.
Bishop: If you use Scholar's Mate, it's the protecter. But it's not too cool. It's a church dude only running diagonally.
Rook: It's a castle! It's envolved in castling but pins, skewers, gets pinned, skewered and forked with the king.
Queen: Who knew a woman could be that strong. It's just embarrassing for the guys in that game that a girl is whooping their butts!
King(my favoorite piece): It's tall, like me, lazy(I hate to say this), like me and are never captured(unless you're playing Street Rules). Plus, they're the piece that surrenders if it needs to.
Knights:(are my favorite) because they are special... they can move (hop) over other peices and land on a valuable space... therefore making powerful checks,pins,captures,and most of all win the game with the tactic called the smothers mate
Rooks: they also can give back rank mates,pins,and can move quickly and efficiently around a open board leaning towards the end game...
Queen: As they say queens are the most powerful peice on the board, they can pin,give battery's threatening checkmate,and they rule the stump.. but they can't go through the chess pieces.....
Bishops: Bishops work like a team ruling dark squares and light squares, they are most powerful on open diagnels... and can give pins,and checkmate with a king and the two of them....
Pawn: Paws can be queen's if given the chance... and can help set up a checkmate very easily.... pins,captures,etc.and do en passant as well...
King: the king is a very useful piece during the endgame and can help promote a pawn if given the chance, it can do various checkmates with other pieces, and can also be very good at giving pins...
the queen because she has the combined power of the rook and bishop
knights like the knight in shining armor
lol @ this comment:
rook because it looks like a castle
believe it or not it is a castle...
The Staunton bishop is the best looking piece in my opinion. Reminds me of orthodox onion domes, like the one on St.-Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
Favorite piece by appearance would be my opponents king in checkmate
There is a reason why the majority of chess clubs have a knight (or horse) as their logo. It simply just looks most attractive than any other piece.
@tedthepirate what on earth are you trying to say?
i always found it weird that queens look like kings and kings look like queens. ie; kings have female properies and vice versa. very disortiating for someone with a trained eye.
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