25 Best Hilarious Chess Jokes For Kids

Joan Agie
Mar 12, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Aug 18, 2020
Full set of white chess pieces on a chess board.

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Love playing chess? Then you're going to want to check out these funny chess puns, one liners, knock, knock jokes and other jokes about chess. Then, once you've read our funny chess jokes you can check out our other sports quips!

Like a game of chess, but we think once you've mastered them, you'll be able to make your friends laugh any time.

Question And Answer Chess Jokes

This Q&A is the classic joke format and always a winner.

Why did the chess player get tense in a restaurant? Because the waiter said, "Check."

What did the chess grand master do when the big tournament was stressing him out? He took the knight off.

What did the chess player say to the waiter? Check, please.

What did the judge do to the guilty chess player? He threw the rook at him.

How did the king lose his home? One of the horses took his castle.

Why wouldn't the cowboy play chess? He was afraid he would lose his horse.

Why did the chess player bring a pad of paper and pencils to the chess game? In case there was a draw.

What is the most costly move in chess? The check.

What do chess players like to eat? Chess-nuts.

Chess Puns

Close up of a child's hand as they pick up a chess piece to make a move.

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Puns are always winners, so try these out at your first chance.

What do you call a bunch of chess players bragging about their wins in a hotel lobby? Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

What's a chess player's favourite kind of crisps? Pawn flavoured.

Why do chess pieces look so uninterested? Because they're part of a board game.

What's the easiest way to move your castle? Re-moat control.

Where can you learn to play chess? Knight school.

Which knight always lost at chess? Sir Render.

Why was the chess board so wet? The queen has reigned for years.

Why did the pirates raid the chess tournament? They were looking for a treasure chess.

Knock Knock Chess Jokes

Ready to start knocking? Get going with these funnies.

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Bishop who?

Bishop who just put you in check.


Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Queen who?

Queen your room, it's a mess.

Chess One Liners

These one liners will have you making all the right moves.

If you forget the rules of chess, don't worry – you're allowed to check.

I like to play chess with old men in the park, although it's hard to find 32 of them.

I have a friend in Prague I like to play chess with. He's my Czech mate.

I just had lunch with a champion chess player. It took her eight minutes to pass the salt.

Chess Story Jokes

Wooden chess set with the pieces all lined up.

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Story jokes are always a winner, so try these on your family and friends.

A man went to visit his friend and was astonished to find him playing chess with his dog. "That's the smartest dog I've ever seen," said the man.

"Not so smart," the friend said. "I've beaten him three out of five games."


A chess master died and a few days later, a friend of his heard his voice. “What’s it like where you are now,” he asked.

“What do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news?”

“Tell me the good news first.”

“Well, it’s really heaven here. There are tournaments and blitz sessions going on all the time and Morphy, Alekhine, Lasker, Tal, Capablanca, Botvinnik are all here and you can play them.”

“Fantastic!” the friend said. "What's the bad news?”

“You have Black against Capablanca on Saturday.”

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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