Saturday, September 01, 2007

Romp with Rook - Chess Bumper Stickers, Chess T-Shirts, And Chess Mugs

Do you know of a good chess bumper sticker, T-Shirt, or mug? Or do you have a good slogan for one?

My personal favorite bumper sticker was this one offered by the USCF back in the 1980's:



(Click on the above picture to view full-size)

It's those little fists that I like. :-)

ChessUSA has three chess bumper stickers for sale, including the familiar "Chess Nut" one:



Cafe Press have a wide selection of chess-related T-shirts, mugs, and other things. A sample:


It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men. - GrandMaster S. Tartakower

For even more visit there Chessopolis Shop.

Finally, there are many crude (and sometimes rude) attempts to use the word "mate" in a bumper sticker slogan, but here's one that is really rather nice:






Romance is like a game of chess: one false move and you're mated

Next Saturday we'll be back with another installment in the series Romp with Rook. Until then, have fun with chess!

2 comments:

Greg said...

These are good! I definitely remember the "Pawn Power" bumper sticker. In one of the books I have, there is featured an advertisement in a college newspaper that read something like this: "Chess club meeting this Wednesday. Come and learn the basic mating positions."

Rook Van Winkle said...

Greg:

I had forgotten about that one - thanks for reminding me - very funny!