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Questions about FIDE, the international governing body of chess.

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Does FIDE make any money from media coverage?

Unlike any other professional sports I know of, everyone seems to be able to broadcast chess world chess championship online. That raises the question, are they making any money from media coverage? ...
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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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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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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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Should a member of a national chess federation register himself separatef for FIN?

I know a player that is already a registered player of a National Chess Federation (NCF). Is he required to register separately with FIDE to obtain a FIN? According to [FIDE's rules,](http://www.fide....
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For white's next move, should it be recorded as Nge2 or Ne2 as there is only one knight which can legally move to e2?

[FEN "rnbq1rk1/ppp2ppp/4pn2/3p4/1bPP4/2NBP3/PP3PPP/R1BQK1NR w KQ - 0 6"] If white move his king knight to e2 in the next move, should this move be recorded as Nge2 or Ne2 in the algebraic notation? ...
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What happens if a player dies at the board? What is the ruling?

What happens if a player dies at the board? What is the ruling? I am interested in both FIDE and/or USCF rules. I seem to recall about 40 years ago, when reading my first copy of the USCF rule book, ...
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FIDE Laws of Chess pre-2017

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 ...
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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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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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Does a chess position exists where one player has insufficient material, and at the same time has a forced mate in 2?

I was thinking about the USCF and FIDE rules on flagging when the opponent has insufficient material. I think I came up with a scenario with the USCF-rule where the best move would be to let the clock ...
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Is there a rule that doesn't allow adjustment during the opponents time?

While playing a tournament, I adjusting my pieces several times during 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 do women need less ELO to obtain FIDE titles?

As well as FIDE norms, you need a certain ELO to obtain a certain title. Women need a lower ELO to obtain the same title as men: Grandmaster (GM) 2500+ International master (IM) 2400+ FIDE master (FM)...
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FIDE ignores my case. How to proceed?

Last year, there was an incident where the arbiter ignored cheating, and I filed a report to register a case to FIDE Ethics Commission. The registration was made by email, in November 2017, and I have ...
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Why Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is so popular in the chess world? [closed]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has just been re-elected as the next FIDE president again. He's so far beaten two World Chess Champions in the elections - Karpov and Kasparov, both by some absolutely big margins. ...
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What if you messed up your notation a lot?

While playing in an OTB game where both players take notation, it's not uncommon for people to make a mistake here and there. Is there any rule regarding having a lot of mistakes? Furthermore, what if ...
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Mate vs timeout

I've read about "mate prevails" here on this site, but I couldn't get a clear view on one odd point. I get that the mating move prevails, but if you couldn't do it before your flag falls, ...
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Initial FIDE rating below floor, what happens?

I'm curious to know what happens in the following scenario: I play a Swiss tournament and meet 3 rated players, I score at least half point but do badly overall. Then I play another Swiss tournament ...
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How does Chesscube.com rating compare to USCF and FIDE ratings?

My Chesscube is 1800. I would like to have the strength of 2100 or 1900 USCF and FIDE. What Chesscube rating do I need?
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Expected score in my first FIDE tournament

Going to play my first international tournament next week. As this is my first I do not have a FIDE ELO (I have national rating however). How will my games be rated and how is my expected score for ...
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What is the longest sequence of consecutive captures in a FIDE rated game?

What is the longest sequence of consecutive captures (including both pawn captures and piece captures) in a FIDE rated game?
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How many FIDE rated games are played per year?

I was surprised not to be able to easily find this statistic. How many FIDE rated games are played around the world each year?
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Do FIDE rules ban stimulants? Which ones?

Do FIDE rules ban stimulants? I think they ban 'drugs', but would coffee be okay? What about beer or wine? I hope they ban smoking somehow now. And I would think that NADH could help old ...
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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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Mate with both hands: Result?

Constructed case: In a tournament (LoC Tournament Rules apply, no rapid, no blitz) White plays d7-d8Q by placing the new Queen on d8 with the right hand and removing the pawn d7 with the left. White ...
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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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How do TWIC, chessgames.com, chessbase, etc. keep up to date with new games?

Most players use these services to keep up to date on the latest chess results, but how do these services source their databases? It would seem like a prohibitive amount of work to scrape results from ...
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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's the oldest age at which a grandmaster played their first rated game?

Of all grandmasters past and present, what is the oldest age at which any of them started playing chess? Define started playing chess: The day that person played their first (FIDE, or equivalent) ...
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The Evolution of the K-Factor

The change in Elo ratings depends, among other things, on the K-factor (or development coefficient). Current rules FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 July 2017 give the following values: K = ...
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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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Around 00-01 Fide had a great online arena. What happened to that?

I remember this from the days entering high school ;) Fide.com has this very well made online game room, much like yahoo's in terms of functionality, but much cleaner and with some funky rating system ...
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Do the rules of chess state that a Bishop+King can be sufficient mating material?

A famous recent example of this ending happened last year between Carlsen and Firouzja. Here, Firouzja time ran out, so Carlsen won [Title "Alireza Firouzja-Magnus Carlsen, World Blitz Championship,...
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Play chess online and get an offical Elo rank

I played chess 30 years ago an now I am back in the arena. I have some spare time to train and play online. Could you please recommend me a good place to do so. A web interface without the need of any ...
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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!
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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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Why does the FIDE ID change sometimes?

I noticed that FIDE ID (unique ID used on FIDE rating lists) changes for some players. E.g. Igor Khenkin had 3 different IDs (4659600, 4135814 and 2802350). Sometimes (like for Khenkin) ID changes ...
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How much FIDE rated chess was played in April 2020?

FIDE has just published the May 2020 rating list which brings the ratings up to date for games played in April. The rating file can be downloaded from the FIDE download page. Many countries have ...
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FIDE-approved opening names

The Wikipedia article on the Latvian Gambit says that the name Latvian Gambit was made official by the FIDE Congress of 1937. I didn't realise that FIDE was in the business of approving names of ...
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FIDE tournament rules: Does a player HAVE to record the opponent's move before making a move?

Suppose I play 1. e4 and my opponent plays 1..e5. Do FIDE tournament rules require me to write 1...e5 on my scoresheet before I play the next move 2. Nf3?
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Which pairing programs have been authorized by FIDE for use in FIDE rated tournaments?

There are lots of questions about pairing programs here, some of them mention being authorized by FIDE, but how can I check and know which programs are currently authorized?
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Initial FIDE rating Question

According to FIDE, if I win half of my games in my first FIDE tournament, then my rating = the average of my opponents ratings. If a tournament has 10 rounds, and I can only play the first 3 (and in ...
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Does FIDE or USCF allow ICCF type numerical notation instead of the so called algebraic?

ICCF uses pure numerical notation counting each square by row and column eg 11 to 88. So Pd4 often written just d4 - would be 2224 so there can never be any confusion should two pieces be able to ...
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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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Database of chess results

I'm looking for a database or a collection of the chess results of all FIDE-rated games (standard time control). The data I'm interested in is: the white player, the black player, the result and the ...
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Timeline of key historical changes to FIDE Laws & WFCC Codex?

A well-answered question here: FIDE Laws of Chess pre-2017 asks for locations of historical sets of FIDE Laws. I am asking for something which partially builds on that. Is there a timeline of "...
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Why does FIDE recommends using German numbers and piece names for blind and visually impaired?

While reading FIDE version of the rules, I stumbled upon Appendix E: Rules for play with Blind and Visually Handicapped. There, in E2.1: The moves shall be announced clearly, repeated by the opponent ...
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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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When is it appropriate for the arbiter to reduce a player's time?

According to the FIDE Laws of Chess: 12.9 Options available to the arbiter concerning penalties: 12.9.1 warning, 12.9.2 increasing the remaining time of the opponent, 12.9.3 reducing ...