The Brief: This meme involves an image macro of a man standing in front of a chessboard saying "outstanding move." It can be used to sarcastically or seriously applaud someone or something.


The image in this meme originated from a Spanish chess video. At one point, the video host recreates an epic move from a famous chess game, calling it a “maravillosa jugada” – an outstanding move. This meme has since proliferated as an image macro, first in Spanish, and then in English, to react to a variety of situations. It has been used both mockingly and as a way to express real admiration.

Thank you calci very cool from r/dankmemes

me_irl from r/me_irl

Shoulda asked for 5 from r/memes

Has anyone noticed this dude sort of looks like Dr. Nefario from Despicable Me? from r/dankmemes

nobody actually looked at the board to see the real outstanding move from r/dankmemes