National Chess Day 2021 USA: When is National Chess Day in the USA? History, Significance, and everything

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Every Year in the United States, October 09 is celebrated as National Chess Day to recognize the natives of the country to play chess as it develops perspective, improves memory, deepens focus, elevates creativity, boosts planning skills, protects from dementia, Helps in overcoming ADHD, and a lot more. The day was started by 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford. He also given a famous quote in th encouragement of Chess in the country “For both professionals and amateurs, chess is a game that sharpens the mind, tests human faculties and encourages healthy competition. It has captivated the attention of players and spectators world-wide and will continue to do so as long as competition and excellence challenge mankind.”

Let us tell you give you more brief information of National Chess Day 2021 USA, its History, Significance, and everything.


Talking about the origin of Chess, till now as per historical pieces of evidence, it can said to be to 1500 years old. But, its actual origin information is still undefinded. About 1500 years ago, in the 7th century it’s being played in India from there it spread to Persia, which is now called Iranm and from persian community, it spreaded in all over Europe and American continents.

Talking about the origin of National Chess Day in USA, on 09 October 1976, former President Gerald Ford announced the annual celebration of Day.

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Playing Chess daily can benefit you many ways like, mentioned below:

  • Chess develops the ability to see from someone else’s perspective.
  • Chess improves memory.
  • Chess enables you to enter a flow state.
  • Chess elevates your creativity.
  • Chess leads to better planning skills.
  • Chess can make therapy more effective.
  • Chess may offer protection against the development of dementia.
  • Chess can improve the symptoms of ADHD.

When is National Chess Day in the USA, and How to Celebrate It?

Similar to last 45 years, in 2021 the day will be celebrated on 09 October.

Things to do on this National Chess Day:

  • Share Your Favorite Chess Story On Social Media.
  • Watch The 2021 FIDE World Cup
  • Join A Club On
  • Try A New Chess Variant

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