International Chess Day 2022- History, Aim, Quotes and More

International Chess Day takes place every year on the 20th of July. This is the date that the International Chess Federation was established in 1924.

UNESCO suggested the idea of celebrating this day as International Chess Day. It has been recognized as such since 1966 when it was founded by FIDE. FIDE has 181 chess Federations as members and organizes Chess competitions and events around the globe on this day. According to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President, the international chess holiday was first celebrated in 2013 in 178 countries. The UN General Assembly unanimously endorsed a resolution recognizing the day on 12 December 2019.

Many of the 605 million chess players worldwide celebrate the day.

World Chess day quotes

Chess makes Humans smarter and discerning. Happy chess day to all the fans of chess on this special day.


Chess is a war over the board, please leave this war on the board of chess. Wishing you International Chess Day.


I congratulate you on International Chess Day with all my heart, make this day special by playing Chess on this day.


Chess is the exercise center of the brain, Wish you World Chess Day and all the hardcore fans of chess games.


Chess is the battle against the blunder. Wishing all Happy International Chess day to all the Chess Players.


Cheers to all those who put their whole mind into chess. Wishing you and your family Happy Chess Day.


Chess, it’s the struggle against the error.


Every chess master was once a beginner.


The winner of the game is the player who makes the next to last mistake.


The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move.


Chess isn’t always about winning. Sometimes, it is simply about learning and so is life.


Life is like chess. If you lose your queen, you will probably lose the game.