20 Chess Memes That Will Make You Laugh
Jul 30, 2020, 6:51 AM 63,219 Views 502 Comments

It is no secret that chess is a game of a lot of depth. It is not a simple sport: some consider it to be a science, while others see it as an art form. Sometimes, though, people can view it as a joke—and a pretty good one, too!

In that spirit, we decided to display hilarious chess memes in an article. Many memes were collected and then voted on by the Chess.com staff, and 20 made the final cut. Numerous great contenders did not make it to the final list, but we are sure that the ones we do have will get you rolling on the floor laughing.

Without further ado, we present you with the winners.


"Just act normal and they may think it is a trap." A facial expression that is all-too-familiar to most chess players.


We all know about IM Danny Rensch and GM Robert Hess' thoughts on the French Defense. Apparently, they are not alone:


Speaking of Danny, this one is among his top three picks:

I, too, was relieved for his ruler.


Kings be like "well, this is awkward."


After thinking for two minutes in a three-minute blitz game, this is me: "Ha! Found you!"


The feeling you get when you finally checkm...



What about those tasty, hand-rubbingly good mouse slips?


Why slow-dance when you can slow-chess?


"Come at me, bro!"

"You come at me, bro!"


When you finally resist the temptation of playing blitz until three in the morning and go to bed early.


A classic chess meme and offensive only to babies, who can't defend themselves!


Fans of The Office will cherish this one—even those who don't love that show should appreciate this meme!


The duplicity of Winnie=hilarious.


When you sac, sac, and... Mate?


When an invaluable and timeless piece of chess wisdom meets the internet.


The anthropomorphization of chess pieces? Yes, please.


If you play chess, you have seen this chess meme:


Possibly the most truthful statement in this entire article is displayed in this meme:


"Look! A weak pawn!"


When you could not be more proud of your hard-earned win.

We hope you have enjoyed these memes as much as we did!

Would you like to see another chess memes article? Do you have a favorite meme that is not on this list? Please post your chess memes in the comments below!”