Shot glass chess

Chess is a game that requires a lot of thinking and strategy in order to win. It’s a game where one wrong move could leave you vulnerable to an attack. Every move you make has to be thought out carefully before you make it. But how careful are your moves if you’re judgment has been impair?

I didn’t get into Chess until early in my college years. I played Chess before but I didn’t spend much time on it. In college, of my class mate was into it so I had a few games with her. She was pretty good at the game and I was crappy. I don’t remember if I’ve ever beaten her in a game yet but there’s a high probability that I haven’t. There may have been a time where I was close to winning but made a false move and ended the game in a stalemate.

Shot glass Chess

There’s a chance that a game of shot glass chess will end in a stalemate as well. I got this from my friend Sally as a birthday present (psss, that’s today). I have no idea where she got the idea that I drink. I guess words have spread about me drinking but try to keep it on the down low. I don’t want to be labeled as an alcoholic.

With shot glass chess, your pieces are filled with alcohol. Yes, they MUST be filled with alcohol otherwise you might as well play with the regular chess pieces and you know how much fun that can be.

A good rule to use is to fill each shot glass with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. The stronger the chess piece, the stronger the alcohol. So the Pawns can be filled with something like malt liqueur, the rooks with whiskey, the Knights with vodka, the Bishop with gin and the Queen can bill filled with tequila. But then again, I don’t know much about alcoholic beverages. The King isn’t really that strong and doesn’t actually get captured so you can probably fill that up with anything. At the end of the game, you toast each other to a well played game and drink from the King shot glass. That’s if you’re still able to stand.

The board consists of sixteen pieces per player. If you’re a good player, you can win the game without losing many of your pieces. For every piece that gets captured, you have to drink up. Drinking too many shots could be lethal. I think with a blood alcohol content level of anything greater than 40% will cause you to lose consciousness. Supposedly, that’s equivalent to twenty one shots of vodka. So if every one of your chess pieces was filled with vodka, you’d be pretty close to drinking yourself to death.

To prevent harm, you might want to select something not as strong. May I suggest Kool-Aid, maybe the cherry flavoured one. You don’t have to necessarily fill up each shot glass with a different alcohol. I’m sure it’ll work just the same if you filled them up with one type one of alcohol.


Along with the chess set, Sally also gave me a 750ml bottle of Sambuca Ramazzotti. I could fill up the shot glasses with this! But it has almost the same amount of alcohol as vodka, 38%. I’ve never tried this drink before but everyone is saying that it’s supposed to take like black liquorish. The last time I tried black liquorish, it tasted like feet. Hopefully, this won’t taste like feet.

There’s a version of this drink where you pour the Sambuca into a shot glass and then light it up. You’re supposed to extinguish the flames before you shoot it down but I saw a video where the guy didn’t do that. He got burned. When he tried to spit it out, it looked like he was a fire breathing dragon. He didn’t get too serious hurt though. That’s probably not the type of drink that I would want to try. I think I’ll stick with just taking regular shots.

6 replies on “Shot glass chess”


    That just happens to be my favourite drink to shoot. Fucken awesome!

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