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International Chess Day 2021: History, Significance

International Chess Day 2021: History, Significance

Every year. International Chess Day is celebrated on July 20. Chess was invented in India in the fifth century and was named “Chaturanga”. the International Chess Federation (FIDE) observes International Chess Day every year as the founding day. in 2021, it will be FIDE’s 97th anniversary, and World Chess Day encourages people to play and enjoy the game.

International Chess Day: History

On 20th July 1924, the FIDE (World Chess Federation) was founded at the 8th summer Olympic Games in Paris, France. International Chess Day started as the founding day of the FIDE on the same day July 20th, 1966.

UN General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 74/22 to designate the day of July 20 as World Chess Day.

Chess Quotes:

In chess, knowledge is a very transient thing. It changes so fast that even a single mouse-slip sometimes changes the evaluation” — Viswanathan Anand

“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” – Bobby Fischer

“If you are going to make your mark among masters, you have to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master.” — Mikhail Botvinnik

“Chess makes men wiser and clear-sighted.” — Vladimir Putin

“Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.” — Albert Einstein

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” – Charles Buxton

“It is my style to take my opponent and myself on to unknown grounds. A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves.” – David Bronstein

“Chess doesn’t drive people mad; it keeps mad people sane.” – Bill Hartston


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