Chess memes are as popular among players of the game as any other community on the internet. There are even whole communities dedicated to some of the best chess memes, such as the hilarious /r/AnarchyChess subreddit.
To prove that chess players have an amazing sense of humor, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the funniest chess meme pictures on the internet. Feel free to add some of your own in the discussion below this image overview. Let’s jump right into the memes!
1. En Passant Conspiracy Chess Meme
There is a high correlation between deaths by planet and the existence of the en passant move…
2. Portal Checkmate Chess Meme
Lovers of the game Portal will know what’s up here, that’s definitely a bishop-only checkmate.
3. The Queen’s Gambit vs. Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen has an in-depth review of the Netflix blockbuster The Queen’s Gambit for us…
4. Chess Meme
We all know that only analysing winning chess games is the best way to feel good about yourself.
5. Opponent Chess Meme
Don’t you hate it when the opponent does things on your chessboard?!
6. How To Cheat At Chess Meme
This one simple trick made gave him the highest chess rating in the world, grandmasters hate him!
7. Winning At Chess Meme
Somehow every opponent wants mercy. Never accept that inevitable draw offer!
8. Pawn Structure Chess Meme
Did you know 9 out of 10 supercomputers playing chess recommend sacrificing pawns to advance the game faster?
9. Happens Every Time Chess Meme
Don’t you hate it when you realize a chess move is a blunder right after playing it?
10. Garry Kasparov Answers A Question
Garry always goes for Garry. Keeping it PG13 on social media.
11. Chess Tier List Meme
The best square on a board, tier list. Do you agree on the verdict?
12. Distracted Boyfriend En Passant Meme
This en passant meme is only for the high IQ people. A clever play on the distracted boyfriend meme.
13. When In Doubt, Move A Pawn
There’s always a play you can do, and if you can do nothing, it’s always the pawn on the side.
14. That Awkward Moment
When your opponent throws in the towel and you have no idea what’s going on. Gotta love it.
15. En Passant Denied Depression Meme
Maximum pain is not being able to do special chess moves. How can anyone come back from such a move?
16. Garry Kasparov Chess Clock Meme
Time gets us all Garry, don’t feel bad about flagging. Happens to the best of us.
17. The London System Opening Is Bad
Who would have thought they’d name a whole city after a below-average chess opening like the London System?
18. Who Is Better At Chess Meme
Checkmate, Magnus Carlsen. Most chess players are better than you.
19. Cheating In Chess Meme
Deep down we all know that being called a cheater in chess (when you’re not) is the best type of ego boost.
20. En Passant Memes Are 80% Of All Chess Memes
Thank you for listening to my TED talk, now I’d like to continue by doing a lecture on the Ruy Lopez.
21. Thinking Too Far Ahead In Chess Meme
Relatable, because things never go my way either. And it looked so good in my head.
22. Eat Chess Pieces Meme
Same goes for the people that say ‘kill’ a chess piece, but that meme was a bit too graphic.
23. Never Open Pawn d4 Meme
There is a special place in hell for people that open with a d4 pawn move. Can’t we make it illegal?
24. A 1500 Rating On Lichess Meme
Messing up an obvious checkmate is my signature move too, good sir. Don’t feel bad about yourself.
25. Capture The Queen Chess Meme
Those people saying that they ‘eat’ a chess piece (when taking it) would really make those guards freak out.
26. The Master Reversal Chess Meme
The most gangster move you could probably ever pull off in any chess game. Straight-up 10/10 play.
27. Queen Elizabeth Can Move In Any Direction
This classic had to be included. Many variations of this meme exist online, but it never gets old.
28. King In Chess Meme
Don’t you hate it when the king just stands there and hangs out a bit? That’s literally every chess game.
29. Argument Invalid Chess Meme
Try to find a comeback to this epic argument. And don’t forget to add some of your best chess memes on the comments below!