10 Undeniable Signs You’re a Chess Player

Yury Markushin
10 Undeniable Signs You’re a Chess Player

With more than 700 million people in the world playing chess. The chess players come in different forms, ages and strengths.

But some of the things ‘come standard’ for all chess players.

Here are the 20 undeniable signs that you’re a chess player!

1. Your ‘heroes’ are Fischer, Kasparov, Capablanca or the likes.

2. When you see ‘L-shaped’, you think of the ‘Knight’.

3. When you see chess, anywhere, you get excited.

4. When you hear words ‘bishop’ or ‘pawn’ you always think chess.

5. You can name top 10 Grandmasteres from FIDE ratings list in your sleep.

6. After losing a chess game, you cannot fall asleep sometimes.

7. You dream of becoming a GM, someday.

8. You don’t understand how is that someone doesn’t know how a Rook moves.

9. When you see an imprinted chess position, you immediately start solving it.

10. When you see a chess board image, you automatically check the correctness of King and Queen placement as well as the board orientation.

11. When you have 10 minutes to spare, you think of playing a blitz game.

12. You are extremely competitive over the board and lose means end of the world.

13. Winning a good game of chess can make your day… or a week.

14. You know how to appreciate a beautiful Queen sac with a mate in 3 coming.

15. You think Houdini is a chess engine, not a magician.

16. You know what words like ‘en-passant’ and ‘castling’ mean.

17. You know the list of the World Champions better than the presidents.

18. When choosing between Android and iOS you think in terms of who has the best chess apps.

19. You can name at least 5 favorite chess websites you visit often.

20. You know what ‘2800’ rating means.


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Updated 01.06.2024


#18: iOS, by far.
All :lol: Just 9 when I have time sure I'll try to solve it ;-)
It's actually 20 of them... ;-)[/quote]And it should be only 10. According to the name of the arcticle ;)[/quote]Good catch, I will change the title ;-)
It's actually 20 of them... ;-)[/quote]And it should be only 10. According to the name of the arcticle ;)
rolly esguerra:
i love this game since im here in kuwait 2007
100% accurate...
Just under the 11th sign-sentence, in the picture with the chessboard and the pieces, the white king and queen are placed in a wrong way!Good job, I really enjoyed the 10 or 20 signs (especially the 10th) :D
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Excellent blog you have got here.. It's difficult to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!
Vladamir Gauss:
It's actually 20 of them... ;-)[/quote]There are three kinds of mathematiciansOnes who know how to count and ones who dont.
It's actually 20 of them... ;-)
Hello everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Chess players have [b][b]a lot[/b][/b] in common :-)
true.I have 11 out of 15
I really love this game since childhood, and even though I don't play this game anymore, still I love this game. Chess is life!
Kenny Koh:
I can't believe it! All of these signs seem to be describing me! How did you do that?!