From my previous post “Top 10 Chess Sets,” you know that I do love a game of chess. From the hunting of pieces to the fight of being cornered, I love it. But it seems so do cats! Maybe it is the hunt and pray element of this classic board game that they love, or maybe it is because they have been playing games with us humans for years…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Best Quotes About Playing Chess
10 – “Game on, best of 3 and no crying when I beat you!”
Emo Philips once said: A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!
9 – “Good move Garry Kaspurrov, but you have played right into my trap!”
Woody Allen once said: I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
8 – “You move that to there and have the nerve to call yourself the dominate species?!?”
Richard Dawkins once said: I Personally look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
7 – “…A5 to B6…no wait! B7…no B8! What? Why can’t I move it that way, I just did!?!”
Dave Barry once said: My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible.
6 – “Get a move on! You have taken over a minute to have your go already!
David Bailey once said: I was a terrible father. The most I ever did for my children was to teach them chess. At least they got that.
5 – “Now this is what I call checkmate!”
Stanley Kubrick once said: You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
4 – “What a stupid name for them, they don’t even taste like prawns!”
Anna Kendrick once said: I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days
3 – “OK, let’s go over this one more time…what moves can this piece make?”
Madeleine Albright once said: A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it’s not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It’s more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.
2 – “I mustn’t let this puny human beat me, 2 saucers of milk is at stake!”
David Hockney once said: Drawing is rather like playing chess: your mind races ahead of the moves that you eventually make.
1 – “Just let it go, Frank, you’re in Check Mate and there is nothing you can do about it!”
Garry Kasparov once said: I learned that fighting on the chess board could also have an impact on the political climate in the country .com)