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Process of reconnecting rating for a large country that been excluded from FIDE for a many years

If a large country with a population with many active chess players was expelled from FIDE for many years how would the rating system be reconnected? They would have hundreds of thousands of players ...
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What is a FIDE "adjusted rating floor"?

The FIDE norm regulations use the phase "adjusted rating floor" without defining it in the same document, how is it defined? What are the conditions for being allowed to raise a rating floor ...
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What is a Norm “Super Swiss”?

I have seen the term Norm “Super Swiss”, what is it and how are the rules for getting norms different from other tournaments?
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What is a norm factory?

What is a norm factory? Are they a real issue? I see random claims about them them but not real data. Have any real data been published in them? I expect if 7 players are being charged a lot to enter ...
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Why is Kateryna Lagno's federation given as RUS while other Russian players' federations are given as FID?

In the June 2024 rating list, Lagno's federation is given as RUS, while Goryachkina, Shuvalova and Garifullina's federations are all FID. Why don't they all have the same federations?
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Are chess federations allowed to hold tournaments outside their areas to save hotel costs?

As an example, a week in a full board hotel in Spain with easy access to an airport that has cheap daily flights to many UK airports outside of peak holiday season is cheaper (including cost of flying)...
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What is the typical rating difference between players in rated games?

As people tend to like playing games when the outcome is not known before they start I would expect most games to be between players when the rating difference is not much more than 200. Is this the ...
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What proportion of FIDE rated games are from swiss tournaments?

I assume most rated games are played in swiss tournaments, but have anyone looked at the data to see if this is case?
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What value of K is used when when a player is removed from FIDE rating list due to dropping below 1400?

My FIDE rating recently went under 1400, hence I lost my rating. I have K=20 at the moment. So my question is what will be the K from now on? 20 or 40?
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Why don't Hikaru, Fabi & Nepo buy out Liren so the 3 of them have a playoff to face Gukesh? [closed]

Edit on opinion-based close vote: It's most likely. 1 of my assumptions is wrong. I mean to ask which of the assumptions are wrong. However, if none of the assumptions are wrong, then I think this ...
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Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining their titles?

Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining IM, GM titles since norms are based on rating performances if I'm not wrong? So does a GM keep getting IM and GM norms? For an IM getting GM norms is ...
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Does FIDE allow viewing how many IM/GM norms a player has?

I'm interested in seeing the norms of a certain player. Is there a way to see through the FIDE website? Going to the player's profile doesn't seem to help. Also for players with titles already how do ...
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Why do FIDE initial ratings include "two hypothetical opponents rated 1800"?

The FIDE regulations state: Ra is the average rating of the player's rated opponents plus two hypothetical opponents rated 1800. The result against these two hypothetical opponents is considered as a ...
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Is there an approved FIDE way of running a tournament that maximises players being paired with people they haven't recently played?

Clearly it is more fun to play someone you have not recently played who have about the same rating as you do. Does FIDE allow a tournament format to maximise probability of this? I expect this could ...
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In 4NCL are practically all players good enough to have FIDE rating?

In 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) are practically all players good enough to have FIDE rating? How quickly after starting to play in the lower league will a player have played 5 FIDE rated players? (...
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Do FIDE or any of the federations rate Lightning chess?

Lightning chess predates digital clocks by many decades. It is basically 0+10s delay chess. A buzzer goes off every 10 seconds and the player on move has to move on the buzzer. The Scottish chess ...
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How are some FIDE rated tournaments organizing 3 classical games per day?

58th Begonia Open 2024 was a FIDE rated tournament held in March 2024 in Ballarat, Australia. The tournament consisted of 7 rounds and on one of the days there were 3 rounds of classical chess a day. ...
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Now that FIDE's anti-deflation rating adjustments have been done, what do they look like?

The background is covered in this question and the accepted answer. The changes were delayed until the March list. Comparing charts for the number of different players at each rating level before and ...
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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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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"?

These days, "gg" (good game) is frequently what folks say at the end of a game. At major chess events, at the end of a drawn game, the players & arbiter arrange the pieces in the ...
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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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