International Chess Day – 20 July 2020

“Globally, chess is recognized as a powerful tool for promoting the values of discipline, equality, respect for rules, and mutual understanding. In 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 74/22 under agenda items “Sport for development and peace” and “Culture of peace”, designating the 20th of July as World Chess Day.”

So reads the concept note for an event planned for FIDE’s Youtube channel (10:00-12:00 EST). Read all the details via the link below.

“Our plan for the International Chess Day 2020 is simple but ambitious: we want to make an appeal to the members of our chess community and ask you to teach someone how to play chess to mark this day.” – FIDE President, Arkady Dvorkovich

UN/FIDE World Chess Day


The FIDE Online Olympiad takes palse 22 July – 30 August 2020. England have entered men’s and women’s teams. We can’t see that the Internet platform chosen to hold of this event has yet been announced.

Team line-ups

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