[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 98th Anniversary of International Chess Day (July 20, 1924 - July 20, 2022)


(Worldkings.org) International Chess Day is celebrated on July 20, every year. Chess was invented in India in the fifth century. It was then named “Chaturanga”. International Chess Day is celebrated every year as the founding day of FIDE (World Chess Federation). This year will mark FIDE's 97th anniversary.

Chess is likely one of the oldest games of our era. Chess is a popular game and has been played around the world. Chess helps develop such skills as tactics, strategy, and visual memory. It is one of the oldest strategy games in the world.



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

Chess is a board game for two players. It is played on a square board, made of 64 smaller squares, with eight squares on each side. Each player starts with sixteen pieces: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen, and one king.



The player with white pieces always makes the first move. It is a strategy board game, during the game the two opponents take turns to move one of their pieces to a different square of the board. If the player whose king is in danger cannot play any other moves to save the king, it is checkmate, and the player loses the game.

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Celebrating the 98th Anniversary of the International Chess Federation (July 20, 1924 - July 20, 2022)

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