I have to hold a lesson for B-Trainers about the law of chess, and i have to tell them what has changed in the last years. While i’m quite sure that i can teach the actual LoC (that’s what i regularly do), i cannot remember older versions in every detail. FIDE rules commission has an archive, but my browser shows me only a blank page for the 2014 LoC. Can someone provide a readable link to the archive?

  • another answer can be found here , maybe moderator can merge – M.M Jan 7 at 20:22

I think this is what you want. The last one, specifically, however, it is worth putting in the others, which are useful.




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    Thank you Christian. I did not know that either, and I do not normally ask someone to accept, but in this case since you said it was exactly what you were looking for, I made an exception thinking you might not realize you could. – PhishMaster Nov 2 '19 at 18:58
  • This only goes back so far as 2009 – M.M Jan 7 at 20:20

The Chess Arbiters Association, which you can join as an associate member, keeps records of the laws going back, in the case of FIDE, to the first set of FIDE laws in French in 1928 and in general the laws back as far as the 1617 version in Italian by Carrera.

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    Didn’t know that page, very interesting! I applied for membership immediately :-) – Christian H. Kuhn Nov 3 '19 at 0:05
  • Wow so cool. I have to write an article “touching on” touch move in late 19th century and Wikipedia did not seem to be definitive. Thanks so much – Laska Nov 4 '19 at 10:44

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