# A Simple Chess Rebus

This is an entry to the 19th Fortnightly Topic Challenge

Here is a relatively simple chess rebus:

Hint 1:

The chessboard is inessential for interpreting the second image.

Hint 2:

The first component is rather obvious, but the second is not.

Hint 3:

• Is this an entry into the 19th fortnightly topic challenge? Nov 2 '16 at 3:41
• The chessboard is inessential for interpreting the second image. Perhaps the second is not a knight, but simply a horse? Nov 2 '16 at 7:36
• @DestructibleWatermelon, you are on the right horse track! Nov 2 '16 at 7:53
• The black knight's square... does that have anything to do with it? Nov 2 '16 at 8:00
• @Qwerp-Derp, the square d5 has nothing to do with it. I would focus on the second image assuming something obvious about the first. Nov 2 '16 at 8:11

Nightmare

Because

(K)night + mare

Hints 1 and 2

The knight part is obvious but the mare bit is not.

Hint 3

A mare is the female of a horse.

• Nicely done! :)
– Rubio
Nov 3 '16 at 19:40

It is...

Because

Batman is the Dark Knight, and the White Knight is self-explanatory.

• That's not what I intended but it certainly fits! +1 Nov 2 '16 at 3:21
• two wrong answers that fit, is a hint this may be too broad :)
– Rubio
Nov 2 '16 at 3:22
• I think you're right. I altered the image to narrow possible solutions and to hint that the chessboard is not essential for interpreting the second piece. Nov 2 '16 at 3:30
• Haha, awesome, +1 :) Nov 2 '16 at 5:27

the word "definite"?

Because

the black knight is on d5 ("defy"), and the second image is a knight - add them together, and it sounds like "definite".

Is it simply ...

A dark knight on (or with) a white horse ?

Or possibly, a more specific case:

Pestilence (one of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
usually portrayed as a dark armored figure on a white horse

Is it:

Two (k)nights left? (Pretty self-explanatory)

• That's not what I intended but it certainly fits! +1 Nov 2 '16 at 3:19

Is it just

Dark horse

Because

We have a black knight but the second knight looks very much more like a horse

• If I was going to create the "dark horse" rebus I would have showed a single black knight! ;) But maybe that the symbols look different should clue you into something. Nov 2 '16 at 8:15