Celebrating International Chess Day: July 20: Snapshots in History
July 20 is International Chess Day! July 20 gained such recognition from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1966 to commemorate the founding of the World Chess Federation (known also as la Fédération Internationale des Échecs and by its French acronym FIDÉ) on July 20, 1924 in Paris, France. FIDÉ’s Latin motto is Gens una sumus (= We are one people). The Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) is Canada’s representative organization in FIDÉ, one of some 188 national chess federations represented around the world. FIDÉ regularly organizes the World Championship Cycle and World Chess Olympiad.
Whether you are a competitive tournament chess player or you just simply like chess and want to learn more about the game, Toronto Public Library has a variety of books and ebooks that can be borrowed with a valid Toronto Public Library card.
Consider the following selected (but by no means exhaustive) list of titles for borrowing from Toronto Public Library collections: