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How to Beat Your Boyfriend in Chess

Updated on August 12, 2012
YOU can be a chess champion!
YOU can be a chess champion!

You Don't Need a Chess Teacher to Win

Are you the competitive type? Want to play chess against your boyfriend and win? I know that there's a chess champion hiding inside of you; I'll tell you how to play and win.

Keep reading for tips on how to beat your boyfriend (or anybody else you compete against) at the classic game of chess.

Know the Rules of the Game

You can't win a game that you don't know how to play.  Well, I suppose you can, but it will be a lot more difficult.  So learn to play chess.  I learned when I was 7, so I have faith that you can learn the game now.

Observe Him

Does he always move one of his middle pawns first?  Does he immediately try to kill your Queen?  Learn his playing pattern, if he has one.

Let Him Go First

This gives you a chance to try and figure out his game plan- which is important if you want to beat him.

Don't Lose Your Queen

Your Queen is arguably your best piece, so keep on eye on it if you want to be a winner.

Distract Him

Take your clothes off, talk on your cell phone, offer him brownies...whatever works.  Some people might consider this playing dirty, but don't worry about what they think.  They're not beating their boyfriend at chess, are they?

Practice, Practice, Practice

The old adage about how "practice makes perfect" isn't necessarily true, but don't completely disregard it.  Practice might not make perfect, but it DOES make you a winner.  Bingo is a game of chance.  Chess is a game of skill.

Accept Victory Gracefully

Oh, who am I kidding?  Do a victory dance, clap your hands, and squeal with joy.  You won.  He didn't.


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    • Sunnyglitter profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      You will NEVER beat me at chess, Jordan. :)

      And I really need to revamp this hub. Wow.

    • JordanBucher profile image


      8 years ago from St. Charles

      Great Hub, but I now know your plans on beating me. Now I will use your game plan against you! I need to switch my game up a bit.

    • profile image

      Giselle Maine 

      8 years ago

      Neat hub! This is a great topic, by the way.

      I would also suggest newbies look up "fool's mate" (any chess book will tell you what this is) so as to avoid being checkmated embarrassingly early in the game! (If a guy thinks you might be new to chess he will definitely try fools mate on you).

      Anyhow, thanks for the great hub, it was entertaining and informative.

    • Cagsil profile image


      8 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Sunny, that is certainly an interesting hub. I've yet to met a woman that can beat me on a Chess board. I've had many try, and your stunt for stripping wouldn't be the greatest idea, because the likelihood of continuing the game is much less. LOL! Or at least should be. LOL! Thank you for a entertaining hub. Thumbs up. :)

    • Stump Parrish profile image

      Stump Parrish 

      8 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

      I don't understand that, I mean he can after all, bake his own brownies.

      I used to play a lot of chess but it's been awhile. I started playing again with the new laptop and either, puters have gotten a lot smarter or I haven't. I now have to put up with one that laughs at me everytime I log on. Save me a brownie if you do make 'em, never know when I might get the munchies. Peace my friend, hope today is a good un for ya.

    • Sunnyglitter profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cyberspace

      LOL thanks Stump. We don't really play strip chess; I think that my boyfriend would be much more excited about the brownies.

    • Stump Parrish profile image

      Stump Parrish 

      8 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

      I am going to enjoy myself around here I can see right now. Thanks needed the chuckle. I will admit to not having considered playing strip chess before. I also don't know if I could play chess against a woman. The first time I captured a piece, I would have to roll over and go to sleep.


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