The more than 1,500-year history of chess is diverse and exciting by itself, just think of the chess boards and pieces, the diversity of the shapes and materials they are formed of. Some are made of stone, wood, glass, bone, silver, or even marzipan. In addition to the variety of appearance the diversity of meaning is also amazing, since we can talk about chess as a sport, a form of art, educational methodology, about its scientific and psychological aspects and especially the entertainment and fun that the game can provide.
Amid this diversity, one thing is certain, that when chess is concerned, it can be identified with creative and strategic thinking. Playing chess develops discipline, patience, thinking, logic and it teaches life skills. It is giving such munitions in education that assist in getting ready to react to life's challenges. Thus - although at first it may seem as a surprising statement - chess naturally appears on a wide variety of life scenes. Think of the chess tables in parks and large sets on playgrounds and gardens, chess tables located in spas, or even to be seen on the big screen blockbusters from James Bond to Harry Potter. We can go on with works of world-renowned artists in the visual arts, literature, dance and music, or about the culinary curiosity specialties like chess desserts.
As a result of this diversity all generations can find the right experience and pleasure in chess. Therefore chess is a common language through which cooperation and friendships can develop, regardless of spatial, language, social or age differences.
Consequently the aim of the Global Chess Festival is to share the 1000 faces of chess with as many people as possible. With a variety of family programs where children, parents and grandparents - along with the unforgettable games and fun - can get to know the essence of chess, with its many advantages. The goal is to have a special day, when chess fans all around the world, everyone who sees the importance of the game, will share the unique experience offered by chess. After all CHESS CONNECTS US.