Celebrate International Chess Day With 24 Hours Of Puzzle Rush On Chess.com
The day to share your love of chess is July 20.

Celebrate International Chess Day With 24 Hours Of Puzzle Rush On Chess.com

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Celebrate International Chess Day With 31 Hours Of Puzzle Rush On Chess.com

—Palo Alto, Calif., July 16, 2019

To celebrate the calendar day dedicated to our favorite game, Chess.com will host a variety of festivities on SaturdayJuly 20, headlined by 31 hours of free Puzzle Rush, one of the most popular chess features on the internet. Players around the world will try to solve as many chess puzzles as they can in five minutes, attempting to break the global record and their own top scores.

International Chess Day is July 20, and Chess.com has a full day of chess fun for all players, from beginners to the world's best grandmasters.

Scheduled activities include:

  • 24-hour marathon arena tournament with prizes
  • Live chess streaming with special guests, who will play games with viewers and Puzzle Rush
  • 24 hours of Puzzle Rush, free for all—Can you beat your all-time best score?

Join your favorite chess personalities as they commemorate an unforgettable day of chess, and try your hand at the marathon arena tournament and Puzzle Rush free-for-all.

"There's nothing quite like the feeling of playing Puzzle Rush dozens of times in a row and conquering your high score!" said IM Daniel Rensch, chief chess officer of Chess.com. "We're excited that all of our users will now get to experience the thrill of playing one of our most successful games."

To celebrate the event worldwide, FIDE, the international chess federation, asked chess fans to participate in a "tweetstorm" to share their love of chess on social media. To join in, simply post why you love chess (with an optional photo) to your social network of choice, using the hashtag #InternationalChessDay on July 20. 

To participate in International Chess Day, visit Chess.com and Twitch.tv/Chess all day on July 20.

About Chess.com:
Chess.com is the world’s largest chess site, with a community of more than 27 million members from around the world playing millions of games every day. Launched in 2007, Chess.com is the leader in chess news, lessons, events and live entertainment. Visit Chess.com to play, learn and connect with chess—the world’s most popular game.

Contact:

Nick Barton
Director of eSports and Events, Chess.com
nick@chess.com


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