Celebrate the nation’s favorite strategy game on September 1st with American Chess Day. Dust off that chess board, go online, or create an edible chess board (we show you how). Any way you want to play it, today’s the day to play chess!
Today’s the day to work on improving your chess skills.
Here’s the quick overview of how to play chess for a refresher:
Need more? Read the rules & strategy for beginners at the US Chess Federation.
Want to take your chess skills to the next level? Take a MasterClass from Garry Kasparov.
He went head-to-head with the IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue, and won. He trained Carlsen and Nakamura. Now Garry Kasparov is ready to share what made him a six-time World Chess Champion. Take a Masterclass and learn how you, too, can be a chess master.
Chess Day road trip – visit the chess district of NYC.
Every day is chess day in the Chess District of New York City – they play outdoors all year round.
- play chess on an outdoor table at Washington Square Park
- visit the famous Village Chess Shop on Thompson Street in the heart of Greenwich Village with hundreds of chess sets from all over the world
- visit Marshal Chess Club, one of the oldest and strongest chess clubs in the US at 23 West 10th Street
- play chess at The Chess and Checkers House inside Central Park at 65th Street just west of the Dairy
Chess Day food ideas.
Make a chocolate chess set. There’s nothing that makes losing chess sweeter than eating the chess pieces after they’re knocked off the board! Need help? Follow the step-by-step instructions by kellechu at Instructables. She makes it easy, breezy. Chess piece chocolate molds available at Amazon.
- files for 3D-printed cookie cutters
- files for 3D-printed stands
- cookie recipe
- step-by-step instructions
Don’t have a 3D printer? Get Chess Cookie Cutters on Amazon.
Of course, you don’t have to make a chess set. You can just eat the chess piece cookies to celebrate Chess Day. No strategy needed!
T-shirts to tell the millions who pass by that you love chess. (You never know who you’ll meet.)
These are our chess t-shirts, available in our Cafepress shoppe. (Designs on several shirt styles, hoodies & mugs.)
Chess t-shirts for him.
Chess T-shirts for her.
Chess onesies, bibs and shirts for little ones.
Chess Baby Girl Onesie, Toddler Shirts, Bibs & PJs
Chess Baby Boy Onesies, Toddler Shirts, Bibs & PJs
Grandpa’s Chess Buddy onesie, bib, toddler shirt & kid’s t-shirt
Want more ideas? See our Chess Day Pinterest Board.
Want more? See all of our daily holidays in September.
Don’t have a reason to celebrate today? No problem! There are daily celebrations and National Day of something for every day of September. (Or, see every month of the year.) Enjoy, and add Good Time Glue to your relationships.
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