Chess was invented in India in the fifth century. It was then named “Chaturanga”. The International Chess Day is celebrated on July 20 every year as the founding day of the FIDE (World Chess Federation). This year will mark FIDE\’s 96th 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 develops such skills as tactics, strategy, and visual memory. It is one of the oldest strategy games in the world.
History of Chess day:
On July 20, 1924, at the eighth summer Olympic games in Paris, France, the 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.
The day got a further stamp of approval on December 12, 2019, when the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 74/22 designating July 20 as World Chess Day.
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