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.
(See Chess bishop)
(See Chess Knight)
(See Chess queen)
In a dream, seeing the Knight signifies contracts, deals and money. It also could mean cheating, or the death of a sick person. (Also see Chess; Chessboard; Chessmen)
To see or play chess in your dream, indicates that you need to carefully think through a situation before making a decision. The dream may also refer to the strategy you have developed for getting what you want in your love life or career.
Aspects of self/personality pieces.
Controlling force for personality pieces.
A dream of oppression (Artemidorus). “Like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces” Jeremiah.