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Present study was carried out to reveal the relationship between perfectionism and competitive anxiety among chess players, whereas self-efficacy was taken as a mediator. This study was corelated and quantitative in terms of data collection method. The study’s aim is to identify the relationship between perfectionism and competitive anxiety in chess players in which self-efficacy acts as mediator, as well as to determine the impact of perfectionism on competitive anxiety. Analytical and cross-sectional study design was used. A sample of 80 male and female chess players were selected using a simple random sampling. The questionnaire was distributed among different public and private sector universities in Lahore, participated in chess in the HEC competitions. The association among Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, Physical Self-efficacy and Competitive State Anxiety Inventory. The Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale moderate positively co-related (r=0.283) with Physical Self-Efficacy having the significant value (p=0.01). Similarly, Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale moderate positively co-related (r=0.395) with Competitive State Inventory Anxiety having the significant value (p<0.001). Likewise, Self-Efficacy moderate positively co-related (r=0.480) with Competitive State Inventory Anxiety and having the significant value (p<0.001). It was decided that if we want to promote any sport or game all over the world, we should adopt various form of techniques and strategical training workout plans in order to improve the self-efficacy and perfectionism of chess players and some psychological therapies which helps to reduce players’ mental stress.