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Questions tagged [fide]

Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.

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Should a player use the provided carbon copy sheet to record moves in a club/tournament? [duplicate]

I've been told some times that I must record my moves in the carbon copy sheet provided by the organizer instead of using my own chess notebooks. Is there any rule preventing me from using my own ...
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Why is the FIDE name in French?

I noticed that FIDE stands for " Fédération Internationale des Échecs". Shouldn't it be in English as 'World Chess Federation'? I noticed, though unrelated, that it is the same for SI Units (System ...
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Why is there a minimum rating gain when you win?

Fide has a rule saying that if one player is rated more than 400 points higher than his opponent, their difference should be set to 400 when calculating rating gain/loss. That means no matter how weak ...
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What is a move that “is recorded in such a way that its true significance is impossible to establish”?

According to FIDE rule E.8 on temporary adjournment (my emphasis), Except in the cases mentioned in Articles 5, 6.9, 9.6 and 9.7, the game is lost by a player whose recording of his sealed move: ...
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Calculation of national rating

In order to calculate effect on national rating, should it be enough to choose the relevant k koefficient (assuming this is what makes for the discrepancy between national rating and FIDE rating) and ...
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What is the result? (Rules + puzzle)

[EDITED to include followup - EDIT 2 to include definition of position] This is in part a genuine question on the FIDE Laws of Chess, and in part a small puzzle to solve. Suppose that during a long ...
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What is the Bronstein (delay) equivalent of Fischer time control of game in 90 plus 30 second increment for FIDE rating?

The FIDE Rating Regulations say 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 ...
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In the upcoming Caruana, Carlsen final, who will play with the white pieces?

In the upcoming Caruana, Carlsen final, who will play with the white pieces? Does anyone know?
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Unknown old FIDE players

I am interested in the History of chess and looking at old FIDE ranking lists I am a bit puzzled by the lack of information about some very good players. For instance, in the list of July 1972: ...
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Is a candidate master considered a master?

Is an FIDE candidate master (CM) considered a master? For example, if two opponents are each rated 2250 by the FIDE and each is a CM, is their game considered a master game? In ordinary English, the ...
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What is the process for becoming a FIDE rated chess player?

I am new to chess. I read about FIDE so my question is: How can I can play in a FIDE tournament or become a FIDE-rated player? Is there any online process for that, or something else? Right now I ...
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FIDE tourney location

I have been trying to figure out when a tournament for FIDE will be near but I can't find any in the U.S. Does FIDE not come to the U.S?
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In early FIDE ratings files what does a flag value of “n” indicate?

Here are examples from the January 2002 FIDE ratings file - 4603745 Kabisch, Thilo GER 2256 12 06.01.63 i 13701940 Kabov, Sergey ...
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When was the FIDE title of Candidate Master first awarded?

Specifically, in which FIDE rating list do players first appear with the Candidate Master title? And which country (federation) had all the titles in that first list? Not that I'm suggesting a stitch ...
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50-move rule: FIDE wording seems weird

FIDE rules seem to say that I have to claim draw (3-repetition and 50-move) before I actually touch/move my piece. And if I move my piece first, and then claim the draw, it doesn't count. 1) Is this ...
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What ambiguities remain in the laws of chess?

Let an ambiguous rule be defined to be a rule experienced, reasonable, well-informed opponents are unsure how to interpret in a circumstance (however unlikely the circumstance may be) that can ...
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Simltaneous checkmate and draw claim on the 50th move [duplicate]

This question is for aspiring rules lawyers. The FIDE's new laws of chess, effective Jan. 1, 2018, patch ambiguities and other subtle problems. I like the new laws. When it comes to game mechanics, I ...
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What should the opponent do when the player knocks over pieces as he presses the clock?

Article 7.4.1 of FIDE Laws of Chess states - If a player displaces one or more pieces, he shall re-establish the correct position in his own time. What normally happens when this happens as a ...
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Why doesn't FIDE recalculate ratings match after match?

In this question I brought up two rating systems and wondered which is used by FIDE. Briefly, they are: Method 1 Ratings are updated (recalculated in other words) after every match. Method 2 Ratings ...
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Has any chess player ever been banned because of doping?

In December 2008, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Vassily Ivanchuk's refusal to provide a urine sample for a doping test. This type of refusal is "treated as a positive test result" (...
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What was the first Elo rating? [duplicate]

It looks like all players are unrated by default (after registration). Player must play in some competition for rating. But what was the first Elo? I have tried to calculate initial rating with zero ...
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Are Elo ratings adjusted after each match, or after each tournament?

I'm aware that the FIDE ratings list is only published once per month. I'm interested in how often the ratings are recalculated internally to FIDE without being published. Are ratings adjusted match ...
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How was the FIDE rating system introduced?

I am looking for a historical summary on how the first Elo ratings came about. Apparently in the first official rating list from 1971 there are already ratings in the range of 2200 to 2760. What are ...
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When was the oldest person ever to have a FIDE rating born?

Specifically, one FIDE rated player was born before all other FIDE rated players. Who was it and when was he born?
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Mistake in FIDE elo calculation?

One of the properties of an elo rating system is that the sum of all elo changes is zero. When calculating the new FIDE elo ratings, the elo changes are added to the old ratings and the new ratings ...
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Is there a rule that doesnt allow adjust in opponents time?

While playing a tournament, I adjusting my pieces several times in my opponent's time. He claimed a win for the same. can anyone explain how this rule works and why is it there?
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Why can't FIDE use a Non-Deterministic Gender Neutral Swiss Pairing system?

I have been following the controversy surrounding the pairings of Hou Yifan at the IOM chess tournament 2017. She was paired with 4 consecutive female players, this is following her last open swiss ...
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Distracted by opponent's habit of spinning captured pieces

Many players have the habit of spinning and flipping captured pieces, e.g. Nakamura, Gelfand, Van Foreest, etc... However, when it is in my field of view, it distracts me and it brings me out of my ...
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How to earn IM/GM titles

Can someone please provide detail on how IM (International master) and GM (Grand master) norms are attained? Thanks!
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A member of a national chess federation should register separately himself for FIN?

A player that is already a registered player of a National Chess Federation (NCF) is required to register separately with FIDE to obtain a FIN? According to http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=...
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Illegal promotion in FIDE blitz game? [duplicate]

In a FIDE rated blitz (3+2) tournament (following the official FIDE rules), the following position occurred: [FEN "8/1k5P/q7/8/8/8/6K1/6Q1 w - - 0 1"] White played 1.h8Q. But since both queens were ...
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Is James Damore a FIDE master?

James Damore has been in the news recently because of controversy over this document he wrote while he was an employee of Google's. The article I had originally read mentioned that he was a chess ...
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What should the penalty be for a player leaving the playing venue?

FIDE Laws of Chess article 11.2 says: 11.2 The ‘playing venue’ is defined as the ‘playing area’, rest rooms, toilets, refreshment area, area set aside for smoking and other places as designated ...
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Misplaced King and Queen

Suppose the players misplace the position of King and Queen in a tournament game, what should the arbiter do according to the latest FIDE rules? Does the action depend on the time control/format of ...
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Can a player ever lose her or his rating (voluntarily)?

I am just curious. Is it possible for a rated player to quit his association with FIDE and start afresh, as an unrated player?
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Associating myself with my FIDE chess profile

I have a USCF rating, but never had a FIDE rating. Two of the recent tournaments I played in were USCF/FIDE events. As a result, I now have a FIDE ID, and a "FIDE Chess Profile" page on the FIDE ...
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Get Fide-rated without revealing your birthday?

I noticed the Fide rating list is always published with the date of birth of the player. Is registering one's actual birthdate with Fide a requirement for a Fide rating? It is a major concern for me ...
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When will the 2018 FIDE Candidates tournament be held, and who will qualify for it?

We've just had the World Championship match between Carlsen and Karjakin, so one qualifier for the next Candidates is known: Karjakin. I assume it will be held in 2018, is anything more known about ...
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What does the FIDE do besides organize the international tournament?

What does the FIDE do besides the organize the international tournament? Or does the FIDE specialize in the tournament?
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Old FIDE Title Regulations

I have seen on the FIDE website https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=10&view=category that only the regulations governing the award of FIDE titles effective from 1st July 2014 are available. ...
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Chess.com rating vs FIDE rating [duplicate]

I've been playing on chess.com standard time (not blitz) for a while with a rating of around 1670, but my FIDE rating is still around 1600, still growing. Is there an actual conversion available for ...
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What are the sites and links to get a FIDE rating?

I am an active member of Chess.com. Now, I want a FIDE rating. Are there any possibilities that with reference to the Chess.com rating, I can get a FIDE rating? Since I am new to this please provide ...
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Touch a piece and then claim opponent's previous move was illegal

In a last round tie between 2 players fighting for top seed in a competition, here is what happened. White had 18 seconds on his clock and black had 26 seconds. Black was winning. At move 56, black ...
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FIDE rating: how games are rated if a new list is published while playing a tournament

does anybody knows how games are rated (FIDE rating) when a new list is published while playing a tournament? Let's say I'm playing a tournament starting at April and ending at June. Starting ratings ...
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Is there a way to get a FIDE ID without playing in FIDE rated events?

Is there a way to obtain FIDE ID, also known as FID, without actually participating in FIDE rated events? I don't mean obtaining a FIDE rating, just the ID. The reason why I am asking is simple: ...
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How to become a rated player?

Can someone explain to me what are the procedures involvd in getting a chess rating? If different countries have different procedures then how one can get an international chess rating in India?
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Is it illegal to write clock time in the score sheet during tournaments?

I have the habit of noting the clock time near my moves in tournament. I've been doing this for years now, but today a friend told me it is illegal according to FIDE. I wonder what is the regulation ...
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What features can I add to this FIDE chess application? (edits made 2/25)

EDIT: Most of the app is completed. Now all I have to complete is implementation of FIDE arbiters, a dynamic 3d plot (right now it only has 3 variables being plotted, no inputs affect it), adding more ...
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Joining a FIDE tournament abroad without a rating

I am an unrated USCF member, ~1800 @ lichess.org. I've been travelling from place to place for years, and was thinking about joining FIDE rated tournaments to adjust to OTB and become rated. But, if I ...
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Does FIDE give titles to chess composers?

If so, do share more insight about the how-tos and other links to read. Thanks!