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


  • 2 days ago


    knight is perfect for fork!

  • 2 weeks 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.

  • 5 weeks ago


    Das Rook!

  • 6 weeks ago



  • 6 weeks ago


    knight 42%??????

  • 2 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.

  • 3 months ago

    FM Fahad-Rahman

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

  • 3 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

  • 4 months ago


    I've got wood for them all.

  • 4 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.

  • 4 months ago


    Da bishop

  • 4 months ago



  • 4 months ago


    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


    Bishop 'cauz I'm swag.Cool

  • 5 months ago


    Rook I guess! Cool

  • 5 months ago


    Pawns... always underrated Frown

  • 5 months ago


    going for the rook

  • 5 months ago


    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


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

  • 5 months ago


    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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