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FIDE Laws of Chess 2017 has been approved

The FIDE Laws of Chess 2017 was finally appoved by the 2017 FIDE Presidential Board in Athens, Greece and has been published on the FIDE website http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=207&view=article. Please note that the FIDE Presidential Board has decided to make some changes in the version submitted for approval of the FIDE Congress in Baku, September 2016.

The most important changes are:

  • - to keep a current rule in case of 7.2.1, 7.2.3, 7.5.1, 7.6 (to withdraw proposed for Baku the 10 moves rule)
  • - to add the 10 moves rule in case of 7.3
  • - to recognise a two hands move as an illegal - see 7.7.1
  • - to recognise pressing the clock without making a move as an illegal - see 7.8.1
  • - to keep a current rule in case of 7.5.3, 7.7.2, and 7.8.2 (to withdraw proposed for Baku an option for the arbiter to give the player warning)
  • - to limit asking arbiter by a player for a scoresheet to 5 (five) times - see A.3.2 and B.3.2

Below you can find:

- the final version of the FIDE Laws of Chess 2017 approved by 2017 FIDE Presidential Board in Athens, Greece

- the final version of the Table of Changes from the 2014 FIDE Laws of Chess

- the the highlighted difference version from published after the 2016 General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan (for those who have translated the Baku version)

 
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