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FIDE Handbook
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FIDE Handbook
FIDE Charter
FIDE Charter effective from March 1, 2020.
A. Administrative Subjects
01. Non-Elected Commissions
02. Financial Regulations
03. Electoral Regulations
04. Honours and Awards
05. Form to Offer/Bid to hold a FIDE Meeting/Competition
06. FIDE Congress Regulations
07. Regulations on Organization of Presidential Board Meetings
08. FIDE Code of Ethics
09. Anti-Cheating Regulations
FIDE Statutes (effective till March 1, 2020)
B. Permanent Commissions
01. International Title Regulations (Qualification Commission)
FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 July 2017
Table for Direct Titles effective from 1 July 2017
FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 July 2014 till 30 June 2017
Table for Direct Titles effective from 1 July 2014 till 30 June 2017
02. FIDE Rating Regulations (Qualification Commission)
FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2017
FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2014 till 30 June 2017
FIDE Rapid and Blitz Rating Regulations
03. Regulations on Registration & Licensing of Players
Regulations for Registration & Licensing of Players (effective from July 1, 2015)
Regulations for Registration & Licensing of Players (valid till July 1, 2015)
04. Registration, Transfer & Rules of Eligibility for Player
Transfer Regulations and Rules of Eligibility for Players (effective from 1 July 2018)
Registration, Transfer & Rules of Eligibility for Player (valid till 30 June 2018)
05. FIDE Database Enhancements
06. Regulations for the Titles of Arbiters
07. Regulations for the Titles of Trainers
08. Regulations for the Titles of Chess in Schools
09. Regulations on Seminars & Title Award for Organizers
10. Guidelines for FIDE Technical Director
11. FIDE Online Arena Regulations
FIDE Online Arena Anti-cheating policy
FIDE Online Arena Rating Regulations
FIDE Titles for the Lower Rating Band
12. Anti-Doping Regulations (Medical Commission)
C. General Rules and Technical Recommendations for Tournaments
01. Recommendations for Organization of Top-level Tournaments
02. Standards of Chess Equipment, venue for FIDE Tournaments, rate of play and tie-break regulations
03. Guidelines for Tournament Invitation Agreement
04. FIDE Swiss Rules
C.04.1 Basic rules for Swiss Systems
C.04.2 General handling rules for Swiss Tournaments
C.04.3 FIDE (Dutch) System
C.04.4 Other FIDE-approved Pairing Systems
C.04.4.1 Dubov System
C.04.4.2 Burstein System
C.04.4.3 Lim System
C.04.5 FIDE-approved Accelerated Systems
C.04.A Appendix: Endorsement of a software program
05. General Regulations for Competitions
General Regulations for Competitions. Annex 1: Details of Berger Table
General Regulations for Competitions. Annex 2: Details of Varma Tables
General Regulations for Competitions. Annex 3: Tie-Break Regulations
06. Restricted Drawing of Lots
07. Time Control
08. FIDE Chess Calendar
8.1. Calendar Administration Regulations
8.2. Calendar Annual Planner
09. Media Regulations
D. Regulations for Specific Competitions
01. FIDE Individual World Championship Cycles
01. Scope
02. Zonal Tournaments
03. Regulations for the FIDE World Cup
04. Regulations for the FIDE Grand Prix Series
05. Regulations for the FIDE Grand Swiss
06. Regulations for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020
07. Regulations for the FIDE World Championship Match 2020
08. Regulations for the FIDE Women’s World Cup
09. Regulations for the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2019-2020
10. Regulations for the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match 2020
02. Chess Olympiad
01. Current Regulations for the Chess Olympiad
02. Regulations for the Chess Olympiad 2024
03. Olympiad Pairing Rules
03. Cycle for Competitions for Men`s and Women`s National Teams
01. Continental Team Championships
02. African Team Championships
03. Panamerican Team Championships
04. Asian Team Championships
05. Rules for the European Team Championship
06. World Chess Team Championship
07. Women`s World Chess Team Championship
08. FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup
04. Other FIDE Competitions
01. General Regulations for FIDE Competitions
03. FIDE World Senior Championships
04. FIDE World Amateur Championships
05. FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships
06. FIDE World Youth U14, U16 & U18 Championships
07. FIDE World Cadet U8, U10 & U12 Championships
08. FIDE World School Championships
10. FIDE World Team Championship 50+ and 65+
09. FIDE World Youth U16 Olympiad
11. Guidelines to Protocol for FIDE Events
12. Guidelines on Treatment of Disabled Chess Players
13. Guidelines on Number of Arbiters in FIDE Events
14. Bids Evaluation Criteria
15. Chess Olympiad, Competition for Disabled
07. Regulations for the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships
01. Rules for the FIDE Open World Rapid Championship & FIDE Open World Blitz Championship.
02. Rules for the FIDE Women’s World Rapid Championship & FIDE Women’s World Blitz Championship.
08. Regulations for the FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship
E. Miscellaneous
01. Laws of Chess
FIDE Laws of Chess taking effect from 1 January 2018
Laws of Chess: For competitions starting from 1 July 2017 till 31 December 2017
Laws of Chess: For competitions starting from 1 July 2014 till 30 June 2017
Laws of Chess: For competitions starting before 1 July 2014
01. Laws of Chess (translation in Russian)
02. Handicapped Players
03. Regulations for Play with Computers
F. Administration
01. Boycotts
02. Resolutions