FIDE 100 is here!
The special month has arrived – in less than three weeks, on July 20th, FIDE (and the whole chess world) will come together to celebrate its 100th anniversary. This is a monumental milestone, and it is guaranteed to be a special day.No matter where you are in the world, you can join in on the celebrations by playing online, or at registered events, and have your game (or many games!) contribute to the Guinness World Record for the most chess games played in 24 hours. Chess unites us all across borders, and setting this record will be a true testament to that. No matter whether you are a chess fan, seasoned player, organizer, or anything in between, you can get involved in what is going to be the BIGGEST chess day in history.

Please accept your personal invitation to enter the Guinness Book of World Records where you can improve your current U.S. Chess and FIDE blitz ratings. You say you don’t have a FIDE rating? How is this for a great deal: With a single draw, earn your initial FIDE rating! Not even GM Nakamura-san can play blitz for eight hours without drawing one game. You’ll have a great time playing g/3;+2 Blitz for up to eight hours straight!

There is no charge for becoming a member of FIDE. Bring your chess set, a FIDE-approved clock, and your choice of Mountain Dew, Red Bull or double espressos, as no drinks are provided.

Part 1 of our tournament begins on July 19 at 4:01 p.m. This is 12:01 a.m., July 20, Lucerne, Switzerland time. We will meet at our favorite Boise location, All About Games, 7079 Overland, Boise, Idaho, in the Dragon’s Alcove. “FIDE Turns 100 in Boise” is the 14th USCF and FIDE tournament we have held at this location. You are not required to play the entire time, and FIDE limits your participation to eight hours of play during any 24-hour period. When you register, list your arrival time.

Part 3 of our tournament will be on Saturday, July 20, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Chess Nuts Chess Club. The club meets every Saturday behind the church at 11941 Ustick Road, Boise, Idaho. You will have five and a half hours at this location to join the FIDE Club, help set a Guinness World Record, and play blitz like there’s no tomorrow. The time control is game in three minutes with a two-second increment. Games for the world record challenge end at 3:59 p.m. Boise time which is 11:59 p.m., Lucerne, Switzerland time. Will you make history . . . or go fishing? The whole world is playing. Join us.

Can’t imagine the value of being listed in the Guinness Book of World Records? Who cares? Ask anyone who holds a world record if it’s worth it. It’s yours for the taking. Join us and say what no one else in Idaho can proudly claim, “Yes, I helped the World Chess Federation set a new world record. I am in the Guinness Book of World Records!

U.S. Chess and World Chess Federation Rated. Entry Fee is Free.

To register for the “FIDE Turns 100 in Boise” tournament, click here

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