Mai 18, 2024

100 days for 100 years of FIDE, and a Guinness World Record!

FIDE is inviting federations, chess organizers, clubs, and players to help set a Guinness World Record with at least one million games played in 24 hours! The attempt will be made on July 20, the date FIDE officially turns 100

In exactly 100 days from today on July 20, FIDE will have a celebration in Paris to mark 100 years since the organization was officially formed in the French capital.

FIDE is marking its centenary with many different programs aimed at existing and new chess fans around the globe – be they schoolchildren, refugees, people in prisons, charities, club players, or newcomers to the game! Throughout the year, the FIDE centennial torch relay is going around the world to mark the occasion, with India, Switzerland, and Ghana already taking part and other places around the world lining up.

In another momentous step for FIDE this year, the International Chess Federation is partnering with Guinness World Records to set a new milestone for the chess world: at least one million games played in one day!

FIDE is inviting federations, chess organizers, clubs, and players to help set a Guinness World Record with the most games played in 24 hours! The attempt will be made on July 20, the date FIDE officially turns 100.

To ensure the quality of each game counted, the FIDE Arbiters‘ Commission will draw up regulations to ensure that all the games, both online and offline, are accurately registered, controlled and reported to the Guinness World Records Office, in a timely manner.

Further details will be announced on May 1, but for now, get ready to join the biggest chess movement on the planet – FIDE’s centennial record challenge! 
 

Check out a special video on an attempt to set a Guinness World Record


About the Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, originally known as the Guinness Book of Records, has emerged as the definitive authority on record-breaking achievements, stemming from the idea of resolving disputes in pubs with a book of facts. Today, it stands as a global brand, with offices spanning London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Dubai, alongside a network of brand ambassadors worldwide. Its mission extends beyond the pages of its iconic book, now encompassing TV shows, social media, and live events, all aimed at documenting the extraordinary.