Most chess players are bilingual.
Besides their mother tongue, they also speak the language of chess. Don’t tell me that you have no idea what I am talking about. If you have been playing chess for a long time you can hear how chess pieces talk and you understand their language.
I bet you can hear the knight on g1 when it whispers, “You are mean!” and the king on e1 cannot hide his disgust: “I hate you!”
Today, you can test your chess language skills. I will offer you 10 positions where pieces are saying famous quotes from well-known movies and you will have to figure out who said what. As an example, take a look at the following position from the Najdorf Sicilian:
I can clearly hear that queen on b2 when she channels her inner Gordon Gekko by saying “Greed is good!”
So, do you see now how it works? OK, here are the 10 positions: Read More