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TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR CHESS IN BRAZIL. THE POST OFFICE LAUNCHED A SPECIAL STAMP ON CHESS ON 12/15/2020

The Brazilian Chess Confederation through its President GM Darcy Lima is proud to have participated in this project with technical assistance to the Post Office throughout this year and thus to have contributed to this very important launch for the promotion of our sport in society

The text of the link was sent to several countries and references for collectors worldwide http://blog.correios.com.br/.../12/edital_18_2020_Xadrez.pdf

The Post Office put into circulation, on Tuesday (15), a special issue in honor of chess, a sport modality considered art and science. The edition is differentiated and with a theme very much focused on collecting.

The first issue on the topic, in 1980, highlighted Postal Chess, whose games took about a year to complete. This new version, 40 years later, represents the online universe, where the game can be played in just 2 minutes.

In Juliana Souza's modern art, the stamp sheet behaves in perspective, promoting a three-dimensional view of the board; with application of localized varnish, which highlights the details of the pieces.

The issue has a circulation of 600 thousand stamps, with a value of 1st Letter Charter (R $ 2.05) per unit. The pieces will be available in the virtual store and main post offices.

Modality - Chess is an engaging board game that stands out for the beauty of its pieces and for the dynamism of its movements whose objective is to checkmate the opposing king. According to recent studies, its origin was in the Persian Empire, which, in antiquity, was so great that it came to occupy part of the current Indian territory. It is derived from a game called Chaturanga, played in India since the 6th century AD. Modern chess began to change from the 13th century, when it was introduced in Europe. In Brazil, the game started to become popular at the time of the Empire, in the 19th century.

In addition to its sporting importance, the number of countries that have adopted the teaching of chess as a socio-pedagogical instrument is growing and, increasingly, researchers, parents and teachers all over the world are discovering the benefits, especially those of school age, arising from the recurrent practice .

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