I wish you all a very Happy International Chess Day! 😊 This day gives us so much positivity and an opportunity to celebrate the game that we all love. Before getting to the celebration part, let me tell how this great day was born.
Why 20 July International Chess Day?
The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on 20 July, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924. Therefore, today (20 July, 2019) is the 95th anniversary of FIDE, the World Chess Federation.
International Chess Day – Special Trivia
Now let me share some amazing facts about the International Chess Day, and about chess.
Did you know that:
- According to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the International Chess Day was celebrated in 178 countries in 2013. 178/195 is not a good score – perhaps, it would have gone a bit higher in these 6 years.
- The Day is celebrated by many of the 605 million regular chess players around the world!
- The idea to celebrate this day as the International Chess Day was proposed by UNESCO, it was established by FIDE.
- Chess helps prevent Alzheimer’s. It also increases the kids’ IQ and problem-solving skills.
- As of May 2012, the 1972 PBS broadcast of the Fischer-Spassky games is still the most popular television chess show in history.
- Also in the same year 1972, the national edition of the New York Times, the major newspaper that most consistently deals with chess coverage, published 241 articles that dealt specifically with the game!
Brace yourselves, guys; we can be proud of ourselves – Happy International Chess Day, once again!
Celebration – Special Offers + Study RCA Courses Online!
To celebrate this wonderful day, I have some really good news for you – we have finally completed the migration of our chess courses to the RCA New Shop.
Benefits of the RCA New Shop:
- The RCA Chess Courses can be studied online, so you can study the courses from ANY device – woohoo! You can still download the courses to your computer if you want to.
- Studying the courses online keeps track of your progress.
- You can also rate the courses, give your review and share the feedback of the course.
- You can comment on the course lessons and interact with other RCA students – yay, join the community!
This has been a huge process for us as this is really a big migration. Kindly, be patient with us in the first days, our team has been working really hard on this. If you face any problem(s), please contact our Support Team; you may also send an email to [email protected]
Also, if you don’t know how to buy and study our courses in the new shop, please read this FAQ.
Special Offers – 40% Discount on All RCA Courses!
I really want you to celebrate this International Chess Day with us. I encourage you to study our courses and make huge improvements this year. That’s why I’m providing you with a massive 40% discount on all our courses from the RCA New Shop. All you have to do is use the coupon “chessday40” – it will be valid from today till Wednesday, 24 July.