What's your favorite chess piece by appearance?

What's your favorite chess piece by appearance?

  • Pawn
  • Bishop
  • Knight
  • Rook
  • Queen
  • King

Created on June 2, 2011 | 19514 Votes | 427 Comments

Comments


  • 2 days ago

    haibush

    knight is perfect for fork!

  • 2 weeks ago

    BadHabitMarco

    Clearly the Knight for me; I've got one tattooed on my left upper arm.
    It actually looks better now a few years after the fact .. this picture was taken just a few days after once the redness was gone.

  • 5 weeks ago

    Hans-Kristoph-H

    Das Rook!

  • 6 weeks ago

    mingbrothers

    knights?

  • 6 weeks ago

    nechamagee

    knight 42%??????

  • 2 months ago

    DavPCE

    For me it depends on the set.

    Personally I find the current world championship set unpleasant and I wouldn't pick any of the pieces as a favourite. The original century+ Staunton set looks a bit awkward all around to me, but some of the more modern interpretations are elegant and all the pieces look good, with my favourite piece being different in each case.

  • 3 months ago

    FM Fahad-Rahman

    King? !!! 8% Vote? How??

  • 3 months ago

    CoffeeTweaker

    The King! But if there only more options other than the cross on top.. that would be interesting. Surprised Just a thought.. what if they put an Elvis head on top.. then it would be The King - King... get it? Lol I'm joking.

    On a side note.. I find it hilarious that some people posted that they don't like the knight but have a knight as a profile pic.. then some that say King and have a Queen, or Rook and have a pawn for pics, etc, etc. Look for yourself lol... Good stuff Cool

  • 4 months ago

    bangersnmash70

    I've got wood for them all.

  • 4 months ago

    Mentzer

    They all look good when They're doing a great job, and they all look stupid and ugly when they're ill placed.

  • 4 months ago

    dashdo101

    Da bishop

  • 4 months ago

    bluestar1222

    king!!!

  • 4 months ago

    Alekseinder

    in terms of appearance, i think pawns look the cutest, rooks look boring, queens look posh, bishops look neat, kings look sophisticated, and knights look just interesting as if they are real little horses jumping on the board.

    So my answer is the Knight! Laughing

  • 5 months ago

    finn416

    Bishop 'cauz I'm swag.Cool

  • 5 months ago

    Samad1

    Rook I guess! Cool

  • 5 months ago

    Prone-to-blunder

    Pawns... always underrated Frown

  • 5 months ago

    ncnb

    going for the rook

  • 5 months ago

    ChessConure

    In the endgame, a king is stronger than a knight or a bishop. That's because they're colorblind. Their point value is ~3.5-4.0

  • 5 months ago

    Zenthyria

    King--i am the weakest but i am the most important.

  • 5 months ago

    JPRace

    I never knew knights were this popular. They are definately my least favorite piece, both in use and appearance. Hard to find one that doesn't look goofy.

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