(Challenges; Game) Playing chess in a dream means mixing with all kinds of people. Playing chess in a dream also means deception, fights or a ploy. Seeing a chessboard, and ifno one is playing it in a dream represents a strike, or people who are dismissed from their job. Ifone sees people playing it, then such people represent the leaders or the statesmen.
The winner in a chess game in a dream is the winner of a political or a military maneuver. Whatever steps one takes in playing chess in a dream will be reflected in the political arena. Playing chess in a dream also could mean intending a fight, but not knowing whether he will win or lose. It also could mean facing dangerous people, so one is warned in the dream to be on guard against their tricks or ploys. Playing chess in a dream also could mean vain talk or a weak fight.
If one wins in the dream, it means that he will win in wakefulness.
A chess game in a dream also means a war, a fight, booty, discovering secrets, pursuing hints, gradual movement, changing conditions, changing temper, or it could mean travels.
(Also see Backgammon; Chessboard; Chessmen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- The game of chess originally signified the ‘war’ between good and evil. So in dreams it may still express the conflict within. It may also indicate the need for strategy in our lives.
2- Playing chess and losing indicates that we have undertaken an activity in our waking lives which cannot be successful. We have not got the wherewithal, or perhaps the knowledge, to pit ourselves against greater forces.
3- The conflict between the spiritual powers of light and darkness is highlighted.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: If you or someone else is playing chess: think carefully before you act. Try to increase your knowledge and then use it! Winning a chess game: your partner has given you an opening that you either haven’t noticed or that you saw and did not act upon. Losing a chess game: your partner’s intelligence could help you to achievc great success. See Game.
Depth Psychology: This game is a reminder to use more of your good sense and take advantage of the opportunities (“openings”) coming your way.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of chess symbolize strategy, patience, and slow, deliberate moves in your decision making process. This dream could also reflect discipline, intelligence, and the manipulation of power and energy. See Checkmate.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Playing chess and losing indicates that we have undertaken an activity in our waking lives which cannot be successful. We have not got the wherewithal, or perhaps the knowledge, to pit ourselves against greater forces.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Chess represents the analysis and strategies used in life: risks, defense, attack, and those small sacrifices necessary to achieve a high-impact goal. Keeping all that in mind, dreaming of this game is sign that you must be patient. Success is assured if you do not succumb to impatience.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In Jungian terminology, the game of chess represents the dreamer’s conscious (white pieces) and unconscious (black pieces). Chess originally signified the war between good and evil, so in dreams it can express the conflict within or the need for some kind of strategy in your waking life. The game is a symbol of the battle between light and dark; this may represent a moral dilemma you are facing in waking life. The game is also rich in the symbolism of sexual rivalry and so dreams that feature chess lend themselves well to a Freudian interpretation: chess is won by killing the father figure, the piece most capable of killing him being the mother queen.
Consider the symbolism of the color of the pieces you choose and whether they were black of white. You may also want to consider the symbolism of the pieces you handle or move in your dream. For example, the king may represent someone who needs defending in waking life.
If you are using pawns, do you feel as if you are being manipulated in waking life? Consider also the implication of making a good or bad move in your dream and your life; if someone checkmates you, who or what is trying to restrict your movements in waking life? If, however, you are the person who checkmates, this suggests that you have your eye on your goals in waking life and have the strategy you need to succeed in achieving them. To dream of winning a chess match points to a highly analytical mind. Losing at chess indicates that you may have overstretched your abilities and need to lower your expectations.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Checker board) In a dream, a chessboard represents the world in everything it does to its dwellers. It raises someone and abases another or it could represent life and death, the upright, the crooked, sports, wars, jealousy, temptation, envy, perfidy, poverty or richness, etcetera.
(Also see Chess; Chessmen)... Islamic Dream Interpretation