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Entry from December 17, 2020
“If chess turns you on, it’s pawnography”

“Pawnography” (chess pawn + pornography) is a jocular portmanteau word that some chess players have used. Pawnography!! (1973) was the title of a book by Douglas R Long and Bryan M Knight.
“PawnOGraphy - playing chess in the nude” was posted on Twitter by VB Leghorn on April 2, 2010. “Pawnography: pictures of chess pieces?” was posted on Twitter by John Taylor on April 30, 2011. “There’s a niche fetish for people attracted to chess pieces. It’s called pawnography” was posted on Twitter by Steven Savona on July 7, 2012. “If chess turns you on, it’s pawnography” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on December 17, 2020.
OCLC WorldCat record
Author: Douglas R Long; Bryan M Knight
Publisher: Montreal : Chess Nut, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Google Groups: rec.games.chess 
Pawnography: Kasparov-Short (Book Review)
Michael Duffy
Dec 5, 1993, 8:17:34 AM
“The Inner Game” by Dominic Lawson
Macmillan 14.99 pounds pp249
Book review by Anthony Holden in “The Sunday Times”
Google Groups: rec.games.chess
Psycological Warfare
Trevor Varley
Jun 1, 1994, 9:16:00 AM
* OLX 2.1 TD * Pawnography: Photos of Chess games….
Google Groups: rec.games.chess.misc
Who are the cutest chess babes around?
Apr 19, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
>>So I guess I should refrain from posting “REQ: Nude JPEGs of Pia Cramling”
>>another time? >:->
>More pawnography on the net. How disgusting. 😊
And I used to edit a newsletter called “Pawnography (Analysis in a Brown Paper Wrapper)”. How ironic! 8-)
Google Groups: alt.humor
Keith E. Sullivan
Jan 27, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
It was the best piece he had ever written. His masterpiece. The story of a classic chess match told from the point of view of the lest significant piece, the black queen’s knight’s pawn. So he was devastated to receive the letter of rejection from his publisher. “You should have known better,” it read, “Our firm will never publish pawnography.” ... I guess they would not publish this either as it is punography. ... or cornography. ... or if written by hand, penography.
Stan Kegel

OCLC WorldCat record
Chess and the cold war Pawnography
Edition/Format: Article Article
Publication: ECONOMIST -LONDON- ECONOMIST NEWSPAPER LIMITED- no. 8607, (November 22, 2008): 105
VB Leghorn
PawnOGraphy - playing chess in the nude
1:05 PM · Apr 2, 2010·Twitter Web Client
John Taylor
Pawnography: pictures of chess pieces?
1:48 PM · Apr 30, 2011·TweetDeck
Steven Savona
There’s a niche fetish for people attracted to chess pieces. It’s called pawnography.
11:33 AM · Jul 7, 2012·Twitter Web Client
I, Geek
So, in chess if the King and Queen get it on does it make it pawnography?
5:18 PM · Aug 5, 2012·Twitter for Android
Yuri Winston
What do horny chess pieces watch?    Pawnography… (As you were)
10:46 AM · Jan 27, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®
‘Ronnie Golden’
Pawnography: dirty chess.
6:52 AM · Jun 24, 2013·Twitter Web Client
Is the study of chess pawns called pawnography?
8:30 AM · Sep 21, 2013·TweetDeck
#ChessJokes:  Chess players love to view pawnography.
4:30 PM · Mar 11, 2014·Hootsuite
I watched a programme about a man who has sex with chess pieces
It was pawnography x
5:54 PM · Feb 22, 2015·Twitter for Android
Chuck Imisson
What does the chess grandmaster watch when horny?
#badjoke #chess #pawn #grandmaster
2:25 PM · Jan 25, 2017·Twitter for iPhone
Don the Bearded
Naked chess is considered pawnography
6:38 PM · Jul 20, 2018·Twitter for Android
Bobsandwich Skull
A video of two people dressed as chess pieces and having sex: Pawnography.
6:36 AM · Mar 5, 2020·Twitter for Android
Elliott Kember and 263 others
there’s so much sex in this chess show, it borders on pawnography
10:40 PM · Nov 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
Kevin the Atheist
To save chess from extinction, the sport must get sexier
The only option: pawnography
8:01 AM · Dec 15, 2020·Twitter Web App
Posted by u/JrrdWllms December 17, 2020
If chess turns you on, it’s pawnography.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, December 17, 2020 • Permalink

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