Happy National Chess Day!

National Chess Day cake in Memphis, TN–what will their famous cake look like this year? Stay tuned!

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.”

Please join us on social media at US Chess on twitter and US_Chess on instagram, and share your activities on this special day, using the hashtag #NationalChessDay. 

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.


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].


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