Happy National Chess Day! We hope you are enjoying the historic day, first proclaimed by President Ford on October 9, 1976.
National Chess Day is recognized on the second Saturday of October, giving us a great opportunity each year to “give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.”
So far, we’ve got dispatches from our chess capital in Saint Louis to major U.S. chess cities from Philly to Chicago to Dallas.
Happy #NationalChessDay! Celebrate with us by joining our free artist talk with #UniversalTurf artist #PeterManion at 1 pm. https://t.co/p2MVAvpED1 #WorldChessHOF #chess #Contemporaryart pic.twitter.com/PLZeTDkzt1
— World Chess HOF (@WorldChessHOF) October 13, 2018
It’s #NationalChessDay! We’re looking forward to another great year of Cops and Kids Chess. This program brings @Chicago_Police and @ChiPubSchools students together to help build positive relationships in the community.
Maybe our P.O.’s can actually win a match this time… pic.twitter.com/Mus6GBdE53
— Chicago PD 14th Dist (@ChicagoCAPS14) October 13, 2018
— ASAP (@PhillyASAP) October 13, 2018
1. Play Chess
— Jennifer Shahade (@JenShahade) October 13, 2018
Allow us to reintroduce the UTD chess team on #NationalChessDay 😎
Final Four appearances: 1️⃣5️⃣
Final Four wins/ties: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/sAxO2x7bLl
— UT Dallas (@UT_Dallas) October 13, 2018
— Invest in Chess (@investinchess) October 13, 2018
— US Chess (@USChess) October 13, 2018
If you are playing or involved in a special event that coincides with National Chess Day, please join in and share with us on social media @USChess on twitter or facebook. Organizers and players: To submit games and photos for possible inclusion on CLO, email [email protected] and [email protected].