International Chess Day is celebrated annually on 20 July, chess enthusiasts around the globe come together to celebrate World Chess Day, a day dedicated to the timeless game that has captivated minds for centuries. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2019, this day marks the founding of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in 1924 and highlights chess’s cultural and educational significance.

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World Chess Day Quotes

“Life is like a game of chess, in which an infinite number of complex moves are possible. The choice is open, but the move made contains within it all future moves.

“There are two classes of men; those who are content to yield to circumstances, and who play whist; and those who aim to control circumstances, and who play chess.”

“Excellence at chess is one mark of a scheming mind.”

Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events”

World Chess Day Quotes

“Chess is like war on a board”

“Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess!”

“Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician, and the endgame like a machine”

“Chess is the art of analysis”

World Chess Day Quotes

“Chess is as much a mystery as women”

“There is always the risk of being over-confident when you are preparing to face a weaker player.”- Viswanathan Anand

“Chess helps you to concentrate, and improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.”- Garry Kasparov

“You can only get good at Chess if you love the game.”- Bobby Fischer

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind”. – Blaise Pascal

“When you see a good move, look for a better one”.- Emanuel Lasker

Chess is more than just a game; it fosters strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and intellectual development. Played by millions worldwide, from grandmasters to casual players, chess transcends age, gender, and nationality, uniting people through a shared passion for the sport. The game’s rich history and complexity offer endless opportunities for learning and growth, making it a cherished pastime and a respected competitive sport.

World Chess Day Quotes by Famous Personalities

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” – Blaise Pascal

“The game of chess is not just an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind are to be acquired and strengthened by it, to become habits ready on all occasions.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.” – Siegbert Tarrasch

“Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles.” – Garry Kasparov

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“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev

“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” – Charles Buxton

“Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic.” – Mikhail Botvinnik

“When you see a good move, look for a better one.” – Emanuel Lasker

“Chess is the struggle against the error.” – Johannes Zukertort

“Chess holds its master in its bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.” – Albert Einstein



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