World Chess Day 2022

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World Chess Day is celebrated every year on 20 July.

Important facts

  • World Chess Day is also known as International Chess Day as it is celebrated globally.

  • The main reason why International Chess Day is celebrated on 20 July is that the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was established on this date in the year 1924.

  • The primary idea of celebrating International Chess Day was proposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  • The day has been celebrated since the inception of FIDE in 1966.

  • World Chess Day is celebrated to encourage people to play the game and to increase their mental strength and thinking level.

Top 5 World Chess Champions

  1. Viswanathan Anand (India)

  2. Bobby Fischer (America)

  3. Magnus Carlsen (Norway)

  4. Fabiano Caruana (America)

  5. Mikhail Tal (Latvia)

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