#InternationalChessDay 2021: History, Theme, Motto, Key Facts & Significance:
#chess is #strategic #boardgame in which 2 players compete to capture other's king on 64-square checkerboard. One of oldest games in world "Chess".
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To honor foundation of Federation Internationale des Eches/ International Chess Federation (FIDES @FIDE_chess) created in 1924. Popular activity among adults and children alike.
Created in India around fifth century. Given name “Chaturanga" at first. Without doubt, one of era’s..
Earliest games. Later, moved to #Persian, and when #Arabs invaded #Persians, became important part of #Muslim population’s existence, and spread to Southern #Europe from there. Took on modern shape in Europe during 15th century. By late 15th century, evolved into #Contemporary..
#sport, and today popular #sports. Chess competitions held all around world, with fresh and interesting variations. Game’s time system created in 1861, along with strict regulations. FIDE, often known as World Chess Foundation, founded at ninth #summer #OlympicGames in #Paris,
#France. International Chess Day established on July 20, 1966, to commemorate FIDE’s founding. Concept of celebrating on July 20th presented by #UNESCO @UNESCO. First modern chess tournament conducted in #London in 1851, and won by #German Adolf Andersen. Chess competitions now..
Contested all over world. This year will mark FIDE's 97th #Anniversary. Chess helps develop skills as tactics, strategy, and visual memory. Day got stamp of approval on December 12, 2019, when @UN General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 74/22, July 20 as World Chess Day.
Each player starts with 16 pieces: 8 pawns, 2 knights, 2 bishops, 2 rooks, 1 queen, and 1 king. Player with white pieces always makes first move. During game 2 opponents take turns to move one of pieces to different square of board. If player whose king is in danger cannot play..
Any other moves to save king, it's #Checkmate, and player loses game.
Chess is one of ancient games with combination of sport, scientific thinking, and elements of arts. Sports helped #humanity to survive in times of #crisis by improving #Mentalhealth and reducing anxieties.
Last year celebrated as virtual event and attended by chess players, United Nations and government officials, permanent missions to UN, representatives of civil society, academia, and other relevant stakeholders. High-Level virtual event focused on "Chess for Recovering Better".
Only upper class could afford challenging game in long way. Merchandise class later introduce game to rest of population while travelling around world.
Chess was invented in Northern Indian Subcontinent during Gupta period (319 – 543 CE). Timing mechanism introduced in game in...
1861 with effective rules and charismatic players.
FIDE is first institution that is United Chess Federations of different countries. Alexander Rueb, Dutch lawyer, and diplomat became first president. Around 181 federations of different countries members of FIDE. Moved its...
Headquarters to Lausanne (#Switzerland), city hosts several sports associations, including International Olympic Committee (IOC @iocmedia). Various achievements boosted by FIDE like defining international chess play rules, introduction of international sports, and arbiter titles.
Every year, 6 times Federation calculates and publishes Elo ratings. Rating of chess players calculated on basis of games with each other. On International Chess Day, FIDE is responsible for organizing various themes, events, and competitions. This year FIDE's motto is,
"Teach someone how to play chess."
Mental game and can end as quickly as 2 moves. Longest game of chess possible and that is 5,949 moves. "Checkmate" word derived from #Arabic word namely "shah mat" means "The king is dead". In 1280 in #Spain, new move introduced where pawn could
Move 2 steps instead of one. For most time German Dr. Emanuel Lasker retained Champion title for 26 years and 337 days. In 1090 in Europe, modern chessboard we see today first time appeared. In 1125, folding chessboard invented. Players in first year known as "Rookies".
In 1951, #alanturing developed first #computer program for playing chess. Known as "Game of Kings" as earlier in past, just played by Nobel and Kings. Chess match between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic in Belgrade in 1989 ended with draw in game. Recorded as longest official...
Check game and lasted 269 moves.
Broken several barriers whether class, language and culture. Simply 2 people sit down to play one of most mentally challenging games in world. Today, almost every city has one or more chess clubs, to boost game, fans, admirers of peaceful sport.

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