World Chess Championship’s New ‘Pawnographic’ Logo Is Getting Trolled On Twitter. It’s Different.


The new logo by World Chess Federation of two chequered bodies intertwined around a chess board has become a matter of joke on social media, specially Twitter. Chess is a game that requires a high level of skill set and intelligence. Unlike most of the other sports, it is more of a mental battle than physical.

Game of chess

But, the new logo by World Chess Federation which looks ‘slightly’ different than the ones that were used in the past, has not only left Grandmasters like Viswanathan Anand and Susan Polgar disappointed, but almost everyone bewildered.


India’s legend and one of the greatest Grandmasters ever, Viswanathan Anand, in an interview with ESPN said, “As a chess player, I wish the board was 8×8 and the pawn not on the back rank. In the end, people watch chess for the games. I’m hoping this doesn’t end up pushing us into late night TV.”

Here is how Twitterati reacted: