UN celebrates first World Chess Day

• By Tracy Cabrera | “And as we celebrate, we remind ourselves of the special value that a game such as chess is bringing to so many people during this awful COVID-19 pandemic,” Fleming added.
In her keynote address, the UN communications chief noted that the pandemic represents a physical, social and economic crisis – imposing restrictions on everyone and rendering sports that can be played online, or at a safe physical distance, more important than ever. “They feed our lifelong sense of play…nurture our passion and enthusiasm . . . refresh our minds and bodies . . . distract us from troubles, and reduce our anxieties,” she enthused.

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