World Chess Day 20 July 2020

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Brendan O'Gorman
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World Chess Day 20 July 2020

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:03 pm

While you might have thought the UN would have been wrestling with weightier matters, they have found time to declare 20 July World Chess Day https://en.chessbase.com/post/july-20th ... -chess-day I notice it falls during the British Championships in Torquay.

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: World Chess Day 20 July 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:06 pm

The significance of that date being made clear in the linked articles.
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Re: World Chess Day 20 July 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:19 pm

"The resolution recognizes that as a game, promoting fairness, inclusion and mutual respect, chess can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding among peoples."

True - I notice that every time I look at the forum.

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Re: World Chess Day 20 July 2020

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:56 pm

I believe they say the same about football and cricket but in the real world the behaviour is exactly the opposite.

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