Welcome to chessgraphics.net
This is the online home of all graphics related to the game of chess.
Passion of chess
You probably may be wondering why in the world would people want chess graphics. Well, believe it or not, there are a lot of passionate chess players all over the planet. These people don’t just play chess. A lot of their personal communication involves chess symbology, chess characters, and chess imagery. This is precisely the community that this website caters to.
Now, you may be thinking that this community is fairly small. Well, you might be in for a surprise. In fact, you may be a member of our community, believe it or not. Why? Well, it all depends on how you express yourself.
If you are the type of person who is very logical and likes to use your power of reasoning, you probably would like to accentuate your communication online with the right graphics. As much as possible, you would like to present or frame the conversation in such a way that people are more likely to understand you. Well, one way to do this, of course, is through diagrams.
Now, if you go overboard on this, not only would you look like some sort of weird nerd or geek, but people would stand back. It’s too much. You’re trying too hard. It’s no surprise that a lot of people who go down that route are simply shut out. Instead of communicating clearly, people just look at you and just think, “What the hell happened to you?”
And this happens all the time. So you have to really come up with a happy marriage between familiar images that are not all that intimidating, while at the same time getting your message out there loud and clear.
This is not always a very easy territory to navigate. It’s too easy to go to one extreme or the other. And when it comes to communicating anything related to chess, it’s too easy to go overboard.
On the one end, you kind of talk in symbols and people can somewhat get what you’re trying to get across, but not quite. And eventually, if you keep going on, it starts to drag and you lose their attention. And if you keep pressing, they start thinking you’re weird. They start thinking that you may be a high level functioning autistic person. In other words, you’re making the wrong impression.
Big on emojis
On the other hand, you can be a person who is really big on emojis. You know exactly what emojis are. They’re freaking annoying. And what’s so annoying about them is that it’s not that people use them to express emotions. I get that. I understand that. I’m with the program. No problem there.
But when people try to turn it into some sort of Rosetta stone or some kind of universal Webster’s dictionary of emotional online communication, then I think that’s when we have stepped over the line from acceptable to flat out absurd and ridiculous.
Believe it or not, there are certain college courses where people get a grade writing papers on the social, cultural and possibly political and economic consequences of images. I kid you not. This is real. This is funded by US taxpayers and sadly, funded by the parents of the students that take those classes.
To say that modern liberal education is an overfed bureaucracy would be to put things lightly. And the emoji studies is definitely one glaring example of the abuse of academic freedom of inquiry. It’s also quite comical.
But with that said, there is such a thing as overkill. So when you’re trying to communicate complicated or hard to explain concepts that have something to do with chess or the thinking processes behind this game, you have to be very careful. And that’s why we came up with this website. We have selected all sorts of chess related images that are not overly geeky, weird or nerdy.
We’re not trying to impress people like the nerds in The Big Bang Theory who’d like to try to impress other math or science majors. They have turned it into a ritual. They have turned it into some sad and pathetic game where if you do not know some sort of obscure Star Trek reference, then you’re not a real geek.
Not too heavy
We don’t go to that level. Instead, we have collected these images that go a long way in communicating emotional states, strategic impasses, opportunities for strategic domination, and other key signals in a typical chess game without it being too heavy.
If this sounds too good to be true, well, believe us, we made it happen. It wasn’t easy, but we made it happen. Why? We felt that it needed to happen because there are just too many great chess players being marginalized, insulted or otherwise pushed to the side because people think that they just cannot communicate clearly or they’re just flat out and out weird.
There’s nothing weird with being smart. There’s nothing unusual or abnormal with slicing and dicing the signals that you get from other people so you can truly understand where they’re coming from and learn about what they are about to say and what they are about based on the choice of communications they use.
Make no mistake about it, you’re always saying something about yourself to the universe. You may not be aware of it, it may seem automatic to you, it may seem like something that runs in the background, but that’s exactly what you’re doing.
Passion of chess
From your haircut to your choice of clothing, your choice of shoes or other footwear, even your cologne or your accessories, your belt, your beard if you have one, everything says something about your character, what you think, your priorities, your values, you name it. This is all expressed in your choices. And a lot of people are sloppy when it comes to that.
And when it comes to strategic communication in chess, we have assembled a wide range of graphics so people can say the right things at the right time while giving themselves options to make a countermove later on. In other words, even the graphics give you strategic choices. That’s what makes awesome chess graphics work.
Now, I wish I could tell you that we are the only website that does this. I wish I could tell you that this was an original idea, but if you do a search online, there are many websites out there. Most of them are not as deep or as wide as our collection, but they exist.
So if you are interested in any way about chess communication and you want to communicate strategic realities to other people or to your opponent, this is the place to get those graphics. Don’t be shy. Don’t hold back.
We wouldn’t mind if you just camp out and download all the graphics because these are absolutely free. They are public domain, so knock yourself out. Welcome to the club.
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