Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Photo Essay: Chess Phashion Show in Houston

If you happened to go to Susan Polgar's Blog you would have seen a picture of me and one of the tournament directors with our matching outfits. This was one of her trivia questions. Who are these people? I have a large collection of sweaters, vests, shirts and scarves that all have a chess theme. I wore a few different chess themed shirts during the weekend.



Travel day chess attire.
Parents and Friends Tournament.

The shirt matches my Chronos! It's hard to see, but there are embroidered pieces on the front of the shirt.

However I wasn't the only one wearing their chess passion.



Susan Polgar had this beautiful chess shawl she was wearing on one of the days.

Here is a smart chess dad staying warm wrapped up in a chess quilt borrowed from his son's bed. He obviously knows how cold it can be sitting in a big exhibit hall waiting for his son to finish playing. The quilt was custom made for them. Below is a picture of the other end of the quilt. I want one of these for my bed!









9 comments:

Edwin said...

Yeah, i saw that picture on Polgar's weblog. Cool outfit. The stuff you show in these pictures is also pretty cool. It certainly shows your passion for chess.

TCOEM

Polly said...

You might say I'm a bit obsessed. I also have chess themed jewelry.

likesforests said...

You are so lucky. You get to rub elbows with some of the strongest chess players in the world... and you do it with style! :)

Temposchlucker said...

A have a few chess ties which I wear at work.

Liquid Egg Product said...

The vest is snazzy...although I wouldn't wear it myself.

That chess dad looks like Vladimir Putin.

Chessaholic said...

I want that quilt! Although if I had it custom made like the Putin look-alike, I'd have them show a mate in five position or something... that way bystanders could benefit from it too.

Polly said...

Like: I guess I'll have to post the picture of me watching Nakamura playing blitz against one of the NYC coaches. Though I don't look real stylish in that picture.

LEP: It's ladies vest so you'd look kind of funny in it. Though you could where the tie. Does the Mascot wear ascots?

chess: If the quilt maker decides to do more I'll let you know.

PeteyDaddy said...

I had no idea that there was such a variety of chess attire. The only thing that seems to be missing is chess footwear...

Polly said...

They actually sell these black and white checked sneakers. I don't have a pair because they have absolutely no support, and I have bad feet.