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Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.

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How popular is chess?

There's a survey on chess.com, Do your friends play chess?, and the results aren't very encouraging. Personally, very few of my friends play chess. Then I read this question: What's the most ...
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What are the time rules in Candidate Tournament?

So I'm following the London Candidate Tournament and I'm a bit confused regarding the time and why some games are getting an extensions and some are not and you are eventually losing because of time. ...
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What type of tournament is needed to get a true chess rating?

I'm at the point I'd like to throw my hat in the ring and see what happens. What is the most basic and affordable tournament I should be looking at that still counts for a rating? Would that be FIDE? ...
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How many FIDE-rated games must be played to obtain a *non* provisional rating?

I have a provisional FIDE rating of 1980 based on my score of 1 (two draws) out of 4 at a FIDE-rated tournament earlier this year; see: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2059100 where ...
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Has there been much research on rating inflation?

Magnus Carlsen's draw in yesterday's round of the 2012 London Chess Classic assured that his rating in the next published FIDE rating list will surpass Kasparov's previous record of 2851. I've seen/...
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Can doping increase/decrease a player's level of play?

The reason I ask this is because according to this article, Magnus Carlsen is going to participate in FIDE's pilot project on doping test. FIDE says the reason behind it is that the organization ...
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How will the World Championship work in 2013?

How will the World Championship challenger be determined, and then how will the actual championship match between Anand and the challenger work? I realize that some of the details might not yet be ...
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Joining a league or tournament

I've never played in a chess league or tournament before, but I am anxious to try one and find out where my true over-the-board rating stands. I'm too old for the school competitions (over 30) and I'm ...
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Rivals to the FIDE

Though the PCA and the Classical Chess Championship have failed, the wish to reform, dethrone or replace the FIDE evidently remains strong, at least in some quarters of the chess world. Some suggest ...
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How has the Grandmaster title evolved?

The wikipedia article is a good starting point, but I'm also interested in how the specific regulations have changed over the years. Currently, 3 norms must be achieved1 in tournaments that adhere to ...
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Why does FIDE still use Elo?

I've been impressed with the way the Glicko rating system works. In particular: more games played recently cause your rating to stabilize fewer games played recently cause your rating to fluctuate ...
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What software can I use to self-assess my own Elo rating?

What software (preferably free) can I use to do a self assessment to determine my own Elo rating?
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How can I get Elo ratings?

How do I get Elo rating done for myself officially? Do I contact a FIDE area representative? Many of the users of this site mention their Elo ratings, how did you get these?
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What's the correlation between FIDE rating and online rating?

I'm wondering if there's any way to get an approximation of my FIDE rating by using one of my online ratings, say ICC or chess.com rating? If not, is there, at least, a correlation between how well ...
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