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!


Anonymous 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...


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