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National Chess Day

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President Gerald Ford set October 9th, 1976 aside as a day "To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages."

 

 

October 9th is National Chess day. 

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    Mainline_Novelty

    lol

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    MPresident

    gotta remeber

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    kissinger

    well its a good idea, but sadly so many in the USA are so dumbed down they probably don't know what chess is!!! , although in many other countries the game is more popular i realize,  I think its just better to keep getting the game in the school system, and actively playing at clubs or online.  Plus if you proclaim a chess day, it invites mockery from loser comedians and similar lowlife!!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    TroyVincentAllenBurn

    i garauntee everyone here that 70% of the U.S. dont know there is a national chess day!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    elephantwizard

    I had no idea there was a national chess day!  And I love to play chess!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    BORIKAN

    you learn something every day.....

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    hazeleyes

    now if only i could get off work to play chess on national chess day.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    valador

    Like the elephantwizard said you learn something new everyday. gotta remember to put that on my calender.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    GeniusKJ

    95% of  America doesnt know national chess day

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    bluebear1122

    Well i need to mark this one on my calender =)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    SmokeJS

    Everybody's invited to my house for beer, pizza and a rousing game of chess. October 9 is close to Canadian Thanksgiving so we can make it a double event. Of course by October 9 winter has pretty much set in up here so bring your woolies and don't forget to call Sled Dogs R Us to reserve your sled and huskies.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #12

    hazeleyes

    after beer and pizza youd probably win the games.especially with me.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #13

    Exal

    Happy chess!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #14

    hazeleyes

    already celebrating with a win over a class a that was 300pts over my rating!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    bigbadbob234

    Now I know.I didn't even think that a 'National Chess Day' even exsisted!Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    Nechayev

    My birthday is on national Chess day!!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    Cars31

    Never knew that! Got to remember!!! Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    chessnut77

    there should be a chess month - the benefits that come from playing chess warrant that kind of recognition. chess should be a part of every school's curriculum.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    chessisme1123

    HAPPPPPPPY CHESSSSSSSSS DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    anna_317

    never knew that! AWESOME!!!!! :)

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