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FIDE Laws of Chess - 1 July 2014 Final Version
The FIDE Rules Commission are pleased to announce the final version of the FIDE Laws of Chess that will take effect from 1 July 2014. These rules are to be used for all tournaments starting on or after 1 July 2014. The new Laws of Chess can be download from the FIDE Handbook or from FIDE Laws of Chess 1 July 2014 Please disregard any previous versions of this document
The FIDE Rules Commission would like to thank everyone who contributed suggestions and corrections to the current Laws of Chess. The next revision of the Laws of Chess wil commence in 2015, with a new version scheduled for publication on 1 July 2017.
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FIDE Competition Rules - First Revision
The FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulation Commission are in the process of producing a new set of Competition Rules for Official Fide, and FIDE rated Competitions. A meeting was held in January 2014 in Lausanne Switzerland, where an initial draft of the new rules was produced. The first draft of the proposed competition rules can be downloaded from tournamentregulationsjan2014draft.pdf  The minutes of the meeting are avaliable at RTRC Councillors Meeting January 2014
 
Guidelines for Inexperienced Players
Stewart Reuben, Secretary of the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission, has produced a guide for assisting inexperienced players at chess tournaments. You can download from the following link

guidelines for inexperienced players.pdf
 
Tournament Regulations Revision 2014
TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
These will be revised by the RTRC in Tromso with a view to implementation by the General Assembly to take effect from 1 July 2015.
The regulations can be viewed online on the FIDE RTRC website http://rules.fide.com.
We have a view to have a meeting of the commissioners of the RTRC in the Netherlands in January, partly to discuss this.
Please send your comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (secretary) and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (chairman) as soon as possible.
Stewart Reuben
 
RTRC Meeting October 2013 - Draft Laws of Chess
Herewith the latest draft of the Laws of Chess to be finalised in Tallin. This follows the recent meeting in Tromso between some members of the RTRC and some members of the Presidential Board.

Please pay careful attention to any underlined points. This mainly means that they have not previously been considered by the RTRC. If bold and underlined, the change is radical and comes out of the meeting in Tromso. 1997 is the last time there were radical changes.

Please send your comments as soon as possible, preferably before 25 September to both .
Stewart Reuben   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and Geurt Gijssen   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Draft Laws of Chess - 26 September 2013

Stewart Reuben
Secretary, FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission
 
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