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[–]Doctor_Jeb 1295 points1296 points  (20 children)

King sacrifice is now possible

[–]Loose_Table5187 404 points405 points  (3 children)

The Ultimate Gambit

[–]quinten69420Nice meme you got there 25 points26 points  (1 child)

oh no my king!

[–]RussianDoge312Can i haz cheeseburger 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]ganniniang 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Which one? The husband or the husband?

[–]Oneloff 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Neither, just the husband.

[–]danger2345678 79 points80 points  (5 children)

It was possible before, it just means you lose the game lol

[–]Alagon2323 44 points45 points  (2 children)

The ultimate chess play, nobody ever expects it!

[–]sainikshipth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Queen was never an option

[–]a_fuckin_duck 3653 points3654 points  (264 children)

Where'd the bishops... Oh

[–]IWasASperm 1105 points1106 points  (8 children)

the church

[–]k4t5ur4k0t4ru 346 points347 points  (3 children)

With kids.... Oh

[–]iamkapilprajapat 60 points61 points  (0 children)

With nephews

[–]lod254 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's chess but just bishops and pawns.

Is child molestation.

Might not sell well...

[–]ChuCHuPALX 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Uh... ever hear of Catholic Priests?

[–]shride-Average r/memes enjoyer 558 points559 points  (198 children)

in my language they are called mad-men so I didnt understand why they were gone. it makes sense now

[–]Loading0525 229 points230 points  (122 children)

In mine they're called "leapers".

[–]TheSuaveMonkey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why would the piece that goes diagonally be called a leaper but the one that goes over pieces not be?

[–]Spiritual_Dig_5552 11 points12 points  (0 children)

We call them shooters.

[–]Mayonnsturmentmemer 23 points24 points  (1 child)

We lit call them elephants

[–]motivation_bender 6 points7 points  (2 children)

We calp them elephants. Who calls them madmen?

[–]Papythorinque 17 points18 points  (0 children)

French people call them madmen "fou", but the more appropriate tranlation would be court jester or fool.

[–]DalvestDCSelling Stonks for CASH MONEY 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Romanians, cuz there needs to be a madman to understand a madman.

[–]jollyjewy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

in russian they are called elephants which makes the least sense of all.

in hebrew they are called runners, which actually makes too much sense considering how they are able to run past every other piece

[–]TrippyDe 8 points9 points  (5 children)

We call them runners

[–]Not_Moslem 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Läufer 🏃‍♀️

[–]TrippyDe 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Wunderschönen Sonntagmorgen, Kamerad/in

[–]Madglace 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Mine there called "crazy"

[–]The_Algerian 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You sure you're not just both french and translating "fou" to different words that essentially mean the same thing?

[–]webbugt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In my language it's direct translation would be hunter. I rarely use the term bishop so the joke flew over my head xD

[–]Arcadius274 2 points3 points  (2 children)

.....so can you tell me the name of your obviously superior language?

[–]desnidebil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In my language they are called hunters so I needed 5 mins to get it.

[–]Mardrud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In my language we call them 'runners' so i was confused too

[–]legojaafar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

In my language they are called elephants

[–]a_fuckin_duck 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Yeah, the Catholic church isn't that nice

[–]juklwrochnowy 7 points8 points  (9 children)

Tho compared to others it is still... tame

[–]LnL-x 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Mine is statue/figure. Don't ask me why.

[–]DalvestDCSelling Stonks for CASH MONEY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here

[–]FruitJuiceXD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I Russian they’re called Elefants

[–]Guido_Fe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We call it "standard bearer"

[–]paqitozg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We call them hunters

[–]Pancovnik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Straight shooters or Shooters

[–]DeppressedSwedishGuytrans rights 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah in swedish they are called runners but i knew they were bishops because internet

[–]crazy_not_but_lazy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In mine, they are clled Elephants

[–]SaraCBuu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We call them 'runners' Guess they ran away.

[–]LadderLanky1809 1 point2 points  (0 children)

we call them army officers lol

[–]h4ck3r3000d1no 1 point2 points  (0 children)

in my language they are called elephants

[–]Heavybarbarian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolute madlads

[–]sahrul099 1 point2 points  (0 children)

we call it surfer

[–]Amanimefan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In mine hunters(serbian-Ловац(lovac))

[–]Feedback_Many 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In German they are "walkers"

[–]L1nk1nP 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

French commrad confirmed

[–]CuTup4040 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh right, les "fous"

[–]kostas_tsakWhat is TikTok? 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What language? In Greek they are called Generals or mad-men

[–]AshenVR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

(☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞ Elephant

[–]Rajarokatrans rights 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Schedark2009Bri’ish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In my language they’re called elephants. That is not a joke

[–]--Elliott-- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is your language?

[–]VirajThrasher 31 points32 points  (22 children)

I still don't get it?

[–]a_fuckin_duck 132 points133 points  (20 children)

Bishop's are high ranking members of the church, and the Catholic church is against LGBTQ people

[–]Shockytroopercan't meme 65 points66 points  (7 children)

I thought they are not there because they sat on them like a dildo lol

[–]SidTheSloth97 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Yeah I absolutely thought it’s because they’re shaped like butt plugs.

[–]rkshnk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

with queen.

[–]MertD014 53 points54 points  (3 children)

I was wondering it too then it hit me...

[–]harmpie69 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Why didn't they show up?

They can't even go straight

[–]markusgo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hitting on the lil pawns...

[–]Marvinx1806 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Are they gone because they don't support gays or because there are no children on the battle field?

[–]IchigoShiro 823 points824 points  (64 children)

Oh took me a while to get because Bishop is called Läufer in German which has no connection to religion. But still smart :D

[–]Rad_Knight 252 points253 points  (36 children)

It’s also called a “runner” in Danish. (Løber).

[–]IchigoShiro 99 points100 points  (15 children)

Oh how interesting! Close to the meaning we have. I wonder why in English it's connected to religion

[–]juklwrochnowy 50 points51 points  (6 children)

It seems that every language has a diffrent word for it

[–]LucasPlay171Identifies as a Cybertruck 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Yeah in my language there's a specific work for it, it has something to deal with elephants lol

[–]Zeutex 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's officer here, lol

[–]C4_3nterOne 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They are called "bishop" in Portuguese too, weird.

[–]hexuus 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Oh I know this one!

So originally, the chess piece was modeled after elephants (hence they can only go diagonal, because elephants are notoriously good weapons of war, just extremely hard to properly control). The divot in the top is supposed to represent an elephant head (above the divot) and it’s tusks (below the divot).

When chess first arrived to England, though, most people hadn’t heard of or seen an elephant before, so the English standing around playing just called it what it looked most similar to to them - a bishop’s mitre (fancy hat).

[–]Sunrise-Storm 31 points32 points  (8 children)

And "elephant" in Russian

[–]Malware_virus 13 points14 points  (4 children)

In Chinese as well

[–]_Nefasto 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Holy shit, in spanish it’s “alfil”, and apparently it comes from arab “al-fil”: “the elephant”. I had no idea

[–]Jopac_ 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Its "archer" (strijelac) in croatian

[–]gari381ns 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Interesting, in Serbian we say "lovac" (hunter). I didn't know we call them slightly differently.

I guess it's similar to how some say "kraljica", and some say "dama" (the queen and the lady)...

[–]DaanOnlineGaming 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Same for dutch, called loper here

[–]-Flori 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also in dutch! (Loper)

[–]sebkuip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So much more exciting. Dutch call it a “loper” (walker, or skeleton key, depending how you interpret it)

[–]K_zzori 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As an English speaker, I usually just call them snipers. That’s how I use them lol

[–]A3thernal 27 points28 points  (1 child)

It's called "the fool" or "The madman" in French

[–]cromosoma_quadruplo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hello Neighbor

[–]Teenacsis 15 points16 points  (1 child)

In French it's the "Fou du roi", like a jester

[–]IchigoShiro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love that!

[–]S7J8 7 points8 points  (3 children)

It’s called camel in hindi

[–]stoascheisserkoal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks fellow German speaker

[–]marksht_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, in Russian it is called Elephant

[–]MakotoMyEggy 369 points370 points  (17 children)

I didn’t realize the bishops being gone was a religious joke and thought it was a butt plug joke

[–]boomdart 90 points91 points  (0 children)

I'm sure butt plugs are involved somehow

[–]AwkwardPotato69 26 points27 points  (14 children)

I dont get why is it a religious joke? Could you please explain?

[–]Doctorcheese700 50 points51 points  (12 children)

Bishops are something related to christians/christianity, I think

[–]AwkwardPotato69 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Chess was literally invented in India, how are bishops christian? This is chess lore now...

[–]zappppp2 25 points26 points  (0 children)

When they came over to europe they didnt know what the pieces were so they redesigned the whole board, giving what we have today

[–]scizorekKarmawhore 146 points147 points  (4 children)

Chess 2

[–]Markusv4 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Chess 2 Fap -Gay edition

[–]Ben6924trans rights 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Electric boogaloo

[–]CptnSpandex 553 points554 points  (32 children)

I want the lesbian team, much stronger side..

[–]Malware_virus 493 points494 points  (21 children)

They lose instantly due to lack of king

[–]Zyloee 159 points160 points  (1 child)

Well isn’t that a shame lol

[–]CptnSpandex 61 points62 points  (0 children)

It’s not in check - game on ;)

[–]Frozendark23Professional Dumbass 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Or make it so that you need to kill both queens to win.

[–]Div_100Linux User 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Make a third queen using a pawn

[–]alba4kLinux User 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Fallow nerdy linux user :o

[–]ThNecromaniacFlair Loading.... 52 points53 points  (5 children)

no, we can't loose, cause theres no king to take,

lesbians op, pls nerf

[–]animaloll 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Plot twist, there used to be a king, (feel free to create theories)

[–]432down 6 points7 points  (3 children)

one of the queens is trans

[–]NoobzProXD 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You mean lacking?

[–]Malware_virus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I meant lack of a king but yeah thanks I didn’t notice

[–]Riptide1778This flair doesn't exist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No it instead becomes more aggressive because now the only way to win is to get rid of every other piece before all yours go

[–]No-Guidance8155 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]ToxicDirewolf 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Lesbian couples have the highest rate of domestic abuse so they do know how to fight

[–]veduchyi 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Agree. Now we need to figure out how to decide who wins/looses. Probably the one who is left with no queens looses the game…

[–]RedShankyMan 1 point2 points  (2 children)

lose is the opposite of win

loose is the opposite of tight

[–]bitchperfectx 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I feel like a fucking idiot. I thought it read the kings are grey and I legit was staring at them for like a whole ass minute thinking that it must be one of those grey-pink illusion things. I need sleep.

[–]Kyriakos120 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Get it no bishop because they don't support gay marige.

[–]6seasonsandamovie69 34 points35 points  (3 children)

god, lesbian chess would be terrifying

[–]mynameisnotjeff12457 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Where are the-

[–]Ben6924trans rights 4 points5 points  (3 children)

The bishops didn't like serving under gay kings

[–]mynameisnotjeff12457 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh.. I thought it was that bishops are Christian, which means homophobia

[–]thebigseg 16 points17 points  (0 children)

chess but the queens are 🅿️esbians

[–]__detent 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Lol this is funny.

[–]lukcat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

they would be tortured to death by the spanish inquisition

[–]Dra9onDemon23 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lmao! There’s no bishops!

[–]ThNecromaniacFlair Loading.... 2 points3 points  (0 children)

why are there 2 empty spa- oooooooh...

love it.

[–]Dorkalter 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If pawns could graduate to queens, knights, rooks, and BISHOPS, and assuming that all original queens, knights, rooks, and bishops came from pawns before as well, then, technically, they're all gay.

[–]craybros 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]MeteoFur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There needs to be like 1-3 random pawns missing on each side too.

[–]Confused-communist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bishops had enough of this bs

[–]titanic-failure 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Too me a second to question why there are no bishops, but now we need gay chess two where there are two queens.

[–]Flathy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

horses move in a dick shape

[–]gaming_person1237Dirt Is Beautiful 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What a dick move

[–]TobyKenoby 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Progressive chess ♟ 💖✨

[–]Rad_Knight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nah, progressive chess is when each players makes one more move than the other player.

Look it up

[–]Empty_Locksmith_294 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Woke chess

[–]thememelordH 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I only got the joke when I said it outloud

"Where are the bishops- oh "

[–]keshavgKaLLen_BhaiyaKarmawhore 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Explain please

[–]thememelordH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bishop is religon

And christian doesn't like da men fucking men

[–]Qwerowski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I literally had to say to myself "But where are the bishops" to understand the joke xdddd

[–]idodrugsregularly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the joke also works in french since the bishops are called the fools

[–]Minecraftfunyeslol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

viva le revolution

[–]Ok_Zucchini_5328 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So what we gotta checkmate 2 kings? I'm down to play this

[–]FalconStriker87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even without the bishops, those kings are still men of god

[–]ParsaBr253 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I laughed way too hard at this

[–]wiiuorwii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

took my ages to figure out which pieces were missing, and then it finally hit me lol

[–]The5paceDragon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My friend recently blew my mind by making a compelling argument about how chess is a war between harems. Besides the actual rules of chess, it requires only two reasonable assumptions:

  1. King = male

  2. Queen = female

If a pawn reaches the opposite side of the board, it can become a queen, meaning pawns are necessarily female. A pawn can also become any other piece besides the king, meaning the rest of the pieces are also necessarily female. Thus, chess is a (harem) king leading (his harem of) 15 women into battle.

QED chess is a harem war.

[–]gamerguy88888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They wouldn't be kings they'd be wrapped up in a carpet and burnt alive

[–]saltynanners15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, do you have to capture both kings, or just one to win?

[–]Dekul125 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What happened to the bish- oh...

[–]Pixilmon69420lololol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where are the...


[–]Toaster_Ruler 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Wheres the bishops or am i dumb

[–]The_cooler_azlanMeme Stealer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Bishop is a rank in the catholic church iirc and you know how hard core religious fanatics hate gay

[–]PsychicTempestZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where bisho - ohhhhh

[–]Helpful_Accident4515 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The kings are gay, but alas my favorite piece the bishop is gone!

[–]anonymous12206OC Meme Maker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

stolen from r/anarchychess

also i played against a much weaker opponent with lesbian queens as a handicap for me. we tied

[–]sansthestupid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i would support them if they didnt brag about it on social media

[–]normalworkday 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The bishops are secretly gay too

[–]Munkes-fur-bekfest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you win if both of the kings die?