The headline in The Telegraph reads:
Grandmasters complain London’s ‘pawnographic’ World Chess Championship logo looks like the Kama Sutra
By Leon Watson
19 December 2017 • 4:54 PM
The unveiling of a logo for a big sporting contest is meant to be a grand occasion that builds up a flurry of excitement.
Yet for the next World Chess Championship the organisers may have gone a bit too far in trying to set pulses racing.
When their “trendy” new logo was revealed for next year’s flagship event in London it was met with a rather passionate response among grandmasters.
The chosen image shows two chequered bodies entwined around a chess board. It is, World Chess say, unashamedly sexual. Perhaps, one could even say, pawnographic.
“No, this is not a joke,” said Australian international David Smerdon on Twitter, before adding: “You had one job!”
The British Grandmaster Nigel Short, a long-time critic of the game’s governing body Fide, said the organisers were “perhaps suggesting that they are giving the chess world a good f——.”
And Grandmaster Susan Polgar, the pioneer of women’s chess, questioned whether the racy image was appropriate for children.