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My chess club wants to host a FIDE tournament in a couple of months with 3 FIDE rated games in one day.

What is the shortest allowed time control for FIDE rated standard tournament games so we can fit in all 3 games on one day? Thanks!

Best, Richard

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According to the FIDE Rating Regulations, it depends on the player ratings:

1.1 For a game to be rated each player must have the following minimum periods in which to complete all the moves, assuming the game lasts 60 moves.
Where at least one of the players in the game has a rating 2200 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 120 minutes.
Where at least one of the players in the game has a rating 1600 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 90 minutes.
Where both of the players in the game are rated below 1600, each player must have a minimum of 60 minutes.

1.2 Where a certain number of moves is specified in the first time control, it shall be 40 moves.

  • What about blitz tournaments? – Wais Kamal Jan 9 at 7:14
  • Given this, the OP's best strategy would be to do three 60 minute games with no/very little increment, assuming no one is rated over 1600. This would be a nice relaxed schedule for the players. – Inertial Ignorance Jan 9 at 7:39
  • @WaisKamal That's listed in the link; it's 5-10 minutes. I assumed OP wanted to play regular rated games, though. – D M Jan 9 at 11:33

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