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FIDE Laws of Chess (English)
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FIDE Laws of Chess cover over-the-board play. The English text is the authentic version of the Laws of Chess, which was adopted at the 79th FIDE Congress at Dresden (Germany), November 2008, coming into force on 1 July 2009.

FIDE Laws of Chess have been translated from English into many languages. Below are a few of them.



"The Laws of Chess cannot cover all possible situations that may arise during a game, nor can they regulate all administrative questions. Where cases are not precisely regulated by an Article of the Laws, it should be possible to reach a correct decision by studying analogous situations which are discussed in the Laws. The Laws assume that arbiters have the necessary competence, sound judgement and absolute objectivity. Too detailed a rule might deprive the arbiter of his freedom of judgement and thus prevent him from finding the solution to a problem dictated by fairness, logic and special factors. FIDE appeals to all chess players and federations to accept this view."

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FIDE announcements:

1 March 2013: NEW QC Regulations effective 1 July 2013
- FIDE Rating Regulations
- FIDE Title Regulations
- Table for Direct Titles

25 January 2013: FIDE Qualification Commission (QC) announcement: New FIDE QC Regulations
- Rating Regulations
- Title Regulations
- New Tables for Direct Titles
- Regulations on Registration & Licensing of Players (cancelled 11 Feb 13)
- T
itle norms gained before 1 July 2005