International Chess Federation
Thursday, 02 May 2024 16:12
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt for Most Games Played in a Day!

On July 20, 2024, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) aims to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt for the most chess games played in 24 hours, marking its centennial and International Chess Day!

From beginners to grandmasters, classrooms to streets, online or over-the-board games, you can participate in the celebrations from any corner of the world.

For individuals:

To participate in the attempt online, join, (or any other platform that will be supporting the initiative) and play at least one 5-min game between July 20, 2024 00:00:00 CEST and July 21, 2024 00:00:00 CEST;

To join offline, seek for the nearest event that will join the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt (the full list of events will be here: and take part in it.

For organizers:

  1. Plan your event and make sure it suits all the requirements. More details about the eligibility criteria can be found on
  2. Register it on the landing page of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS  attempt before July 15, 2024.;
  3. After the attempt, submit the results confirming the number of games played.

The registration of the tournaments participating in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt will start later this May.

For more details, visit the official FIDE Guinness World Record attempt page.

About the Guinness World Records 

Guinness World Records, originally known as the Guinness Book of Records, has emerged as the definitive authority on record-breaking achievements, stemming from the idea of resolving disputes in pubs with a book of facts. Today, it stands as a global brand, with offices spanning London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Dubai, alongside a network of brand ambassadors worldwide. Its mission extends beyond the pages of its iconic book, now encompassing TV shows, social media, and live events, all aimed at documenting the extraordinary.