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 | 19732 Votes | 417 Comments


  • 35 hours ago


    Admit it: if you voted pawn, you just did it to be hipster…me included.

  • 3 days ago


    Who would pick a pawn...

    On a side note, every piece looks good in its own way (except pawn bc of the lack of detail) but if you look at Indian Chess pieces they are much better. The bishops are camels, rooks are elephants, knights are horses, and the rest are pretty much the same. bp.png

  • 4 days ago


    tottaly the knight!

  • 13 days ago



  • 2 weeks ago



  • 2 weeks ago


    rook baby!

  • 4 weeks ago


    Of course a lot of people chose the knight but it is the one piece which has the highest 'fail' rate for those people who make a turned chess set in wood.

    If you have a band saw and a lathe it is not so difficult to carve a knight using a 6" sanding plate made of wood and thinned off at the outer edge.

    I have videos on my website (chessspy.com) showing this method.

    Any one interested can contact me on alandewey@rocketmail.com

  • 5 weeks ago


    The queen

  • 6 weeks ago



  • 7 weeks ago


    Rook for me!

  • 8 weeks ago


    pawn for me!

  • 2 months ago


    knight is perfect for fork!

  • 2 months ago


    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.

  • 3 months ago


    Das Rook!

  • 3 months ago


    knight 42%??????

  • 4 months ago


    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.

  • 5 months ago

    FM Fahad-Rahman

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

  • 5 months ago


    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

  • 6 months ago


    I've got wood for them all.

  • 6 months ago


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

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