Monday 20th July is International Chess Day

Monday 20th July is International Chess Day

The 20th of July every year is International Chess Day.

FIDE in their press release are encouraging chess players to participate by teaching chess the weekend before and promoting chess via social media on the day.

If you are feeling brave on Monday you can watch a big meeting of UN and FIDE officials, government representatives and some famous GMs to discuss “unique capabilities leveraged by chess in supporting social cohesion, equality, and inclusion, with a focus on COVID-19 response and recovery efforts for building back better”. It will be broadcast live on FIDE’s Youtube channel.

Alternatively you might like to celebrate by joining Martin Clancy’s Monday night on-line tournaments: 7:30pm for Chess 960 and 8:45pm for normal blitz.