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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:LoC_Change_Request_2016.docx

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

All forms must be submitted in English.

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