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Rules Commission Project

As 2016 is a year where the Laws of Chess may be amended, the Rules Commission is seeking the assistance of national federations to understand potential differences between local/national rules governing non-FIDE rated chess games and the FIDE Laws of Chess.

As such the Rules Commission is requesting the following responses from national chess federations:

  • 1. Does your national chess federation utilize separate or modified rules governing chess games not rated by FIDE? (Yes or No)
  • 2. If so please provide the Rules Commission with an electronic copy of these rules along with a document outlining the differences.

We request to have this documents no later than 28.February.2016

Please provided the requested documents to the Secretary of the FIDE Rules Commission, Sevan A. Muradian ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

We thank all national federations for your cooperation with this project.

 
Amendment Period for the FIDE Laws of Chess

At the 87th Congress to be held in Baku in 2016, the FIDE Rules Commission along with arbiters, organizers, players, trainers and national federations globally will have the opportunity to amend the FIDE Laws of Chess.

This process is a vital one to ensure the Laws are written as clearly and accurately as possible to ensure uniform understanding by the chess world. As such certain changes in the procedures for reviewing changes will take place prior and before the upcoming Congress to ensure the review is performed in an orderly fashion.

The deadlines for requests for changes are as follows:

  • 17.June.2016 for a draft copy of the request;
  • 1.August.2016 for a final copy of the request;

To submit a request please download, complete and return the following form:Form_LoC_Change_Request.docx

Please return the form to the Secretary of the FIDE Rules Commission, Sevan A. Muradian ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

All forms must be submitted in English.

 
86th FIDE Congress Rules Commission Meeting

The UAE Chess Federation graciously hosted the 86th FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi where the Rules Commission met to review items from the previous Councilors meeting and to set the parameters for the 87th Congress in Baku where changes to the Laws of Chess and Competition Rules will occur.

Multiple topics were addressed such as proposed revisions to the Laws of Chess, questions from the global chess community and other matters.

Rules_Commission_Meeting_MInutes_Abu_Dhabi_final.pdf

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RTRC Councillors Meeting Minutes (June 2015)

The Armenian Chess Federation graciously hosted in Yerevan, Armenia the FIDE Rules & Tournament Regulations Commission Councillors meeting from 19.June.2015 to 21.June 2015.

Multiple topics were addressed such as proposed revisions to the Laws of Chess, questions from the global chess community and other matters.

RTRC Councillors 6.2015 Meeting Minutes

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RTRC Councillors (left to right)
Sevan A. Muradian, Secretary (USA) Franca Dapiran (ITA), Ashot Vardapetyan, Chairman (ARM)
Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), Stewart Reuben (ENG)

The host federation also treated their guests to a tour of multiple locations within Armenia:

ArmenianChessAcademy
The Armenian Chess Academy and home to the Armenian Chess Federation

ChessAcadmeyTournamentHall
The tournament hall at the Armenian Chess Academy

ChessAcademyLandscaping
Landscaping at the Armenian Chess Federation in the form of a chess board.

petrosian
Monument dedicated to World Champion Grandmaster Tigran Petrosian

Councillors
RTRC Councillors and guest with Lake Sevan in the background.

 
RTRC Councillors Meeting 2015

From 19.June.2015 to 22.June 2015, the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission Councillors will meet in Yerevan, Armenia.

Questions from national federations, International Organizers, International Arbiters and FIDE Arbiters are welcome. Please send them to the RTRC Secretary Sevan A. Muradian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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