Surely we can all agree that this Saturday is the best holiday! Okay, well, maybe some birthdays and a few other holidays might be cool, too, but we sure do love National Chess Day.
For those who need a quick refresher, National Chess Day observance dates back to October of 1976, when President Gerald Ford was asked to recognize the day and agreed.
"For both professionals and amateurs, chess is a game that sharpens the mind, tests human faculties and encourages healthy competition. If has captivated the attention of players and spectators worldwide and will continue to do so as long as competition and excellence challenge mankind," he said in a letter to Bill Dodgen, then president of the US Chess Association.
We, of course, agree very much with President Ford's sentiments. Chess is an amazing game, both entertaining and intellectual. For more information on that first National Chess Day, hop over to the US Chess website and read up on it!
As usual, we're celebrating with savings for you. Find the current coupon code on the home page of our website. Get that chess set you've had your eye on, buy a gift for a loved one, stock up on club supplies ... and make sure you celebrate this great game that we all love!