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On March 21, 2019, the International Day Against Racism, chess legends Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri broke this very rule in a symbolic game shared on their social channels and started #MoveForEquality.
On PlayMagnus, one of the biggest chess apps, users around the world could move first with black which, was not possible since a rule change back in 1880.
A few weeks after the event, the Max Euwe Chess Museum in Amsterdam – the biggest in Europe – requested the very same pawn that moved first to be a part of the permanent collection.
A 12-hour Twitch live stream featured other professional players doing the same thing. Inspired by the message and engaged by the subject, more and more people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and international media shared our message.