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Last updated on 1/21/09, 4:44 PM.
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.
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!!!
i garauntee everyone here that 70% of the U.S. dont know there is a national chess day!
I had no idea there was a national chess day! And I love to play chess!
you learn something every day.....
now if only i could get off work to play chess on national chess day.
Like the elephantwizard said you learn something new everyday. gotta remember to put that on my calender.
95% of America doesnt know national chess day
Well i need to mark this one on my calender =)
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.
after beer and pizza youd probably win the games.especially with me.
already celebrating with a win over a class a that was 300pts over my rating!!!
Now I know.I didn't even think that a 'National Chess Day' even exsisted!
My birthday is on national Chess day!!!!
Never knew that! Got to remember!!!
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.
HAPPPPPPPY CHESSSSSSSSS DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
never knew that! AWESOME!!!!! :)
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