International Chess Day – 20th July
FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich – photo David Llada
The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924.
Tomorrow sees many events celebrating International Chess Day – mostly held online via social media platforms due to Covid-19. One stand-out is an online event organized by the United Nations called “Chess for Recovering Better.”
Following a keynote address by the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Levon Aronian, and GM Hou Yifan will take part in a panel discussion that will include participation by U.N. delegations and other stakeholders. The two-hour event will be held via Zoom and starts July 20 midnight tonight AEST -view on FIDE’s Youtube channel