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How to become a FIDE Candidate Master?

I don't understand the requirements of this page: https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B012024 Section 0.6.2 says I need a rating of 2000 to become a Candidate Master, but Section 1.3.2 says I need a ...
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I did not get Fide rating although I met all the requirements why?

I scored 0.5 in a FIDE tournament against 5 rated players and my performance rating was 1284. Why did I not get FIDE rating? Do I need to play another tournament in order to get a rating?
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How does FIDE define fast classical?

Related: How does FIDE define slow rapid & fast rapid? Like in the 2019 WFRCC & 2022 WFRCC, FIDE is once again using this undefined term 'slow rapid' in the 2024 Grenke Chess Classic. This ...
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What do the flags 'i', 'ie', 'in', 'n', 'w', 'wi', 'win', 'wn' mean in old FIDE rating lists?

I'm going through some old rating lists https://ratings.fide.com/download.phtml?period=2001-01-01 to be precise and came across these flags 'i', 'ie', 'in', 'n', 'w', 'wi', 'win', 'wn' I know that i = ...
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What is going on with FIDE Federation "NON FEDERATION"?

In the latest FIDE rating list the former USA players Alejandro Ramirez and Timur Gareyev have their federation listed as "NON FEDERATION". I understand they have both faced accusations of ...
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How can I register to FIDE being in a different country where I don't have citizenship or residency?

I come from Bangladesh and I am doing my bachelor's degree in Australia as an international student. Unfortunately, I didn't register with FIDE under the Bangladesh Chess Federation when I was in my ...
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How to calculate FIDE's Perfect Tournament Performance (PTP)?

How to calculate FIDE's PTP? The PTP is defined in https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/TieBreakRegulations042024 as: This is a whole number corresponding to the lowest rating that a participant should ...
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Which FIDE ratings correspond to the different Stockfish levels at 5+3?

Lichess has a Play With The Computer option on its main site, which offers Stockfish levels 1 through 8. What would their FIDE ELOs be with time control set to 5+3? (Some people on Lichess have FIDE ...
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Consequences of Missing a Single Game in a Rated Chess Tournament

I am participating in a rated chess tournament that spans multiple rounds, and I have a specific query regarding attendance. Suppose I have played the first 9 rounds of the tournament, but due to ...
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Can Winning a Game in a First Rated Tournament Result in a Lower Rating than Not Playing?

I'm curious about a specific scenario in chess rating systems, particularly for a player attending their first rated tournament. Is it possible that for an unrated player, winning a game in their ...
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Is There a Limit on the Number of Rated Tournaments a Chess Player Can Attend in a Month?

I'm an enthusiastic chess player looking to participate in more rated tournaments to improve my ranking and gain experience. However, I'm curious if there's any sort of limitation on the number of ...
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Is There an Official World Championship for Bullet Chess?

I'm curious about the official status of Bullet Chess championships. While we have established world championships for classical, rapid, and blitz chess, I'm wondering if there is a similar official ...
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How Did Alireza Firouzja Qualify Over Wesley So for the 2024 Candidates Tournament?

I've been following the recent developments in the chess world and noticed that Alireza Firouzja qualified for the 2024 Candidates Tournament, overtaking Wesley So in the process. Can someone explain ...
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How many illegal moves are allowed in Classical, Rapid & Blitz?

As of Jan-2024, I see that 2 illegal moves are allowed in chess and the 3rd one results in a lose of the game by the one who made those. FIDE 7.4b After the action taken under Article 7.4.a, for the ...
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How to Correct Incorrect Birth Year in My FIDE Profile?

I recently discovered that my FIDE (International Chess Federation) profile lists an incorrect birth year. My actual rating from years ago was 1450, but the birth year on the site is wrong. Here's my ...
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Returning to Chess Tournaments: Does My Old FIDE Rating Still Apply?

Years ago, I was an active chess player with a rating of 1450. I plan to return to the scene by participating in an official tournament. My question is, will my previous rating be retained or reset ...
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Which federation would a cruise ship FIDE rated tournament be rated under?

I know bridge tournaments are a big thing on cruise ships. I think I've seen adverts for a chess tournament on a cruise ship several years ago but can't remember the details or find anything online. ...
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What would cause FIDE to refuse to rate a tournament which had been correctly registered for rating?

According to this statement from FIDE today: Today, on December 18, the mini-matches featuring GM Alireza Firouzja (Elo 2750) began in Chartres, France - his hometown. This seven-game tournament pits ...
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Questions about legality of last move

Question for FIDE Arbiters and similar knowledgeable folk... FIDE Law Article 5.1.1 The game is won by the player who has checkmated his/her opponent’s king. This immediately ends the game, provided ...
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Is wearing headphones during chess games against the rules in FIDE and Chess.com?

Recently Vladimir Kramnik accused Hikaru Nakamura of cheating in online chess. He Tweeted : "It is impossible to imagine a player to be allowed to wear headphones during a game of chess." Or ...
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How early can you resign a game?

Imagine a situation where you are playing in a FIDE-rated tournament. You're at the board but for some reason you don't want to play anymore. Can you resign the game before it even starts, or can you ...
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Does Fide/Elo rating fade over time?

Let's imagine I am a super genius, and I get a ELO ranking of 3000. And then suddenly I stop playing chess, what happens to my rating then over time? Does it slowly decrease by NOT playing? This is ...
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Can one make a deal with their opponent over what opening to play?

In official tournaments, are the two players allowed to talk (before or at the start) of a match to compromise on openings, eg. If white is good at the Sicilian but bad at the Caro-Kann and black is ...
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Rating decreased suddenly without reason, FIDE rating displayed wrongly in the website can anyone have such Problems

My son's rating opened when he played international match during August 2023. The rating was displayed in FIDE website on the last date of August, and it was 1156. Later on September he played another ...
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How would this position be scored if you ran out of time here?

Here is the position (black has just played Qf8, the only legal move after White's Re8+): [FEN "2nKRq1k/6pp/8/3n4/6b1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"] In this position white has a forced mate in one, in ...
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Is it legal, after touching a piece to move other pieces for the purpose of visualization

Imagine the following scenario: I am playing as white and on my first move I: Touch my b1 knight without moving it or pressing the clock Move one of my opponents pieces Move one of my pieces (...
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Official knight move rule definition

Not a trivial question: How would you define the knight move rule on a d-dimensional chessboard (say an 8 X 8 X ... X 8 board) by extending the official knight move rule that states how a knight moves ...
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My FIDE Initial Rating Calculation Problem

I’m working on path to get my initial FIDE rating. I joined 8 local FIDE rated tournaments with result as follow. Rating = Result Rapid Ratings November 2022 1083 = 0 Rapid Ratings March 2023 1142 =...
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How do arbiters handle touch move complains where players deny?

So, two cases. Player A (A) and Player B (B) Case 1 B touches a piece. A sees it. B plays something else. A complains to arbiter that B didn't play the touched piece. Arbiter didn't see that B ...
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How many former Russian players have moved from RUS or FID registration to another country since the May 2023 offer?

"most are likely to do so Do you have any sources for this? " The quote comes from a comment made by Allure to this post of mine where I claimed: FIDE have made it possible for Russian ...
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Why isnt the World Championship formatted like that?

Just have the Men's section, Women's section and Junior's section and the 3 winners play each other in a quadruple robin round format (each player plays 8 games) and the winner becomes the next World ...
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Who has the edge in "gg chess"?

EDIT: I think a better name is gg chess, because "gg" (good game) is what folks frequently say at the end of a game. At major chess events, at the end of a drawn game, the players & ...
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Question on FIDE Rating List Submission

I am playing in a tournament on the 19th-20th of this month and I have a question regarding FIDE rating change for the end of the month when the new list is published. I have done very well in some ...
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Wrong ELO calculation

My daughter is a chess player. My concern is about her FIDE rating calculation in the August 2023 rating list. My daughter is Huseynova Lala Fide İD 13431781. She played in 2 tournaments, the Paracin ...
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FIDE and USCF: If an arbiter is watching a chess game and observes that a rule has been violated, should the arbiter intervene?

FIDE and USCF: If an arbiter is watching a chess game and observes that a rule has been violated, should the arbiter intervene? Or should the arbiter intervene only if a player complains? Some people ...
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FIDE and USCF: What do the rules say when a player insults an arbiter?

FIDE and USCF: What do the rules say when a player insults an arbiter? This is an uncommon situation. In general, chess players are very polite people. 30 years ago, I was in training with Paul Klein, ...
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Correcting a wrong name on a FIDE ID

My child is a new member of FIDE. However, his name is wrong. As such, I need to correct the name FIDE have for them. How does one go about doing this?
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What are FIDE really hoping to achieve by the proposed rating changes from January 2024?

FIDE have published a new article: FIDE seeks public discussion about proposed rating changes. They say: In the past decade, certain innovations have caused rating deflation, a concern that has been ...
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Ding liren is 2nd in the asia, who first?

It's says that he's second, but isn't he first? https://ratings.fide.com/profile/8603677
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Correct swiss pairings for a group of 4 players

Say we have a situation that's not super uncommon in swiss tournaments. There are four people currently tied with the most points, where #1 and #3 have just played White (for example), while #2 and #4 ...
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Are there any official rules which govern the announcement of pairings for a FIDE rated tournament?

Are there any specific rules for the pairing announcement, like they have to be announced "x" hours before the start of the next round? Or does it completely depend upon the tournament ...
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Why are there so few candidate masters?

According to Wikipedia, as of 2021, there were approximately 2,000 open Candidate Masters, and about 8000 FIDE masters. If the conditions for CM are lower than that of FM, why are there fewer CMs than ...
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Real reason tournament director of Teplice Open in Czechia tried to ban Ukrainian players?

I have just seen that FIDE has stepped in and told the organisers of the Teplice Open that they may not ban Ukrainian players from the tournament. Searching for more information as to why a tournament ...
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What is the state of the new FIDE Arbiter Refresher Courses?

Related question here asking about the changes for the changes in the regulations for FIDE arbiters (FA and IA) which came into force two years ago. Previously the rules regarding inactivity for ...
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What does FIDE rating 1800 entail?

I have a classical rating of around 2000 on Lichess. I’m aware that FIDE Classical time control is much longer than Lichess classical, so I just made it as some kind of reference point. I’m mainly ...
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How does a player's fide rating change calculated for previous month's rating even in the next month

This is a follow-up question to this asked some time back to which I didn't quite understand the given answer. I'll take an example A certain player had rating 2422 on Sep 2022 according to the chart ...
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Why did Garry Kasparov retire?

I have heard that he was rather upset at the establishment, but I don't know why? What this the only reason, or were there others?
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How are FIDE rating changes calculated for a tournament across rating periods?

If I play a FIDE-rated tournament with games from the April 30th to May 2nd, will the ELO changes be calculated using my April rating, my May rating, or April in April and May in May?
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Can my K-factor change in the middle of the month?

So, at this point, I have played 25 FIDE-rated games, and I expect to have played the full 30 games by the end of the month. According to the FIDE handbook, this means my K-factor will be reduced from ...
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Does the Russian Chess Federation switching to the ACF actually make it harder for Chinese/Indian players to qualify for the World Championships?

Source "Thirdly, it is quite surprising that Indian and the Chinese federations agreed to this switch by the CFR, if they have (I have not seen the results of the vote), because it will lead to ...
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