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Amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017

During the 88th FIDE Congress in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey the amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017 has been approved by FIDE Executive Board (decision EB-2017/26 - to approve the proposed changes to the Laws of Chess).

It means, that the same regulation regarding an illegal move for standard, rapid and blitz games are valid from 1 January 2018.

For the details of amendments, see below:

Laws_of_Chess_2018_-_approved_amendments_-_clean_version.pdf

Laws_of_Chess_2018_-_approved_amendments_-_correction_highlighted_version.pdf

For the full version of the FIDE Laws of Chess 2018, valid from 1 January 2018, see below:

Laws_of_Chess_2018_-_full_approved_-_clean_version.pdf

Laws_of_Chess_2018_-_full_approved_-_correction highlighted_version.pdf

 
RC Meeting in Antalya

88th FIDE Congress
Rules Commission
Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey
9 October 2017, 15.00 – 19.00


Chairperson: A. Vardapetyan (ARM)

Secretary: T. Delega (POL)

Present: Gunther van den Berg (RSA), L. Freyd (FRA), R. Ricca (ITA), K. Turdialiev (UZB), S. Bayat (IRI), S. Paridar (IRI), K. Deventer (GER), N. Faulks (BER), J. Lehtivaara (FIN), I. Vereshchagin (RUS), W. Dalpat (RSA), A. Tkachev (RUS), G. Unal (TUR), S. Javaheri (IRI), R. Waithe (BAR), A. Burstein (ISR), I. Dobronauteanu (ROU), N. Ottavi (ITA), G. Pagnoncelli (ITA), H. Pees (DGT), M. Kaloumenos (GRE), G. Oen (USA), J. Pocksteiner (AUT), G. Wastell (AUS), A. Holowczak (ENG), T. Karatekin (TUR), A. Vasse (NED), W. Stubenvoll (AUT), P. Nikolopoulos (GRE), J. Junqueira (ANG), O. Milvang (NOR), M. Abdulrahim (UAE), R. Anantharam (IND), F. Dapiran (ITA), A. McFarlane (SCO), M. Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), S. Escafre (FRA), S. Reuben (ENG), C. Jarecki (IVB)

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1. Chairman's remarks and welcome

The Chairman Ashot Vardapetyan welcomed all present and proposed to start from the point Amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017 of the agenda.

2. Amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017

The Chairman explained that 2017 Laws of Chess was agreed at the Rules Commission Meeting during the 2016 FIDE Congress in Baku, but then was changed by the 2017 FIDE Presidential Board in Athens. After publication, the RC as well as the ARB received a lot of questions regarding interpretation of particular articles. RC has decided to propose a small amendments to the 2017 FIDE Laws of Chess, for approval of the 2017 FIDE Executive Board. The draft of the RC proposal was published in the Congress Book as well as on the RC website (see appendix 2 in the Congress Book). After publication RC has received again many question and remarks. That is why during the 2017 RC Councillors’ Meeting, held in Antalya just before FIDE Congress, the Chairman proposed to use the same regulation regarding an illegal move for standard, rapid and blitz games. The new proposal for the RC Meeting was prepared.

After discussion and wording corrections the proposal was accepted during RC Meeting (see appendix 3) and will be presented for 2017 FIDE Executive Board approval.

3. Guidelines for the organisers

The Secretary Tomasz Delega presented Guidelines for Organisers. After discussion and wording corrections, the proposal was accepted (see appendix 3).


4. Interpretation of the Laws of Chess made with Arbiters’ Commissions

An online Conference was organised on 14 of June 2017 by the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission. In this Conference a number of very experienced International Arbiters, mainly members of the FIDE Arbiters' and Rules Commissions, were invited and participated. During the Conference interpretations about the new Laws of Chess, valid from 1 July 2017, were discussed and agreed (see appendix 4).

It was agreed with the ARB Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos that the Arbiters’ Manual shall in future be discussed by ARB and RC before publication.

5. Amendments of the Competition Rules (General Regulations for Competitions)

The Chairman explained, that amendments of the Competition Rules is scheduled for the 2018 FIDE Congress in Batumi, Georgia. RC agreed that name of this document shall be changed to avoid misunderstanding with a part of the Laws of Chess, which is also called Competition Rules (see the content of the Laws of Chess).

The Secretary presented the first draft of the General Regulation for Competition and RC members discussed step by step each proposal. The second draft will be presented for further discussion (see appendix 5).

6. Question received

No new question have been received after the RC Councillors’ Meeting.

7. Other matters

There was a discussion about change of the gender by chess player and about International Olympic Committee regulations regarding this matter. The QC Chairman Werner Stubenvoll announced that he had started working on this subject and he hopes he will present some proposal next year.

Stewart Reuben reminded the meeting, that during the RC Councillors’ Meeting it was agreed that Guidelines for Appeal Committee Members shall be prepared by the RC for further discussion.

We would like to thank all present for their great contribution and help during the meeting.

RC_Meeting_Minutes_from_Antalya_2017__v2.pdf

RC_Laws_of_Chess_amendments_for_2017_EB_approval.pdf


Ashot Vardapetyan, Chairman RC
Tomasz Delega, Secretary RC

 
RC Coucillors' Meeting in Antalya

Rules Commission Councillors' Meeting Minutes
5-6 October 2017 – Turkey, Antalya, Goynuk

Present: Ashot Vardapetyan, Chairman (ARM), Tomasz Delega, Secretary (POL), Franca Dapiran (ITA), Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), Stewart Reuben (ENG)

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1. Chairman's remarks and welcome

The Chairman Ashot Vardapetyan welcomed the Councillors to Goynuk.

2. Guidelines for the organisers

No more remarks from Councillors to the guidelines. The document will be presented for further discussion during the RC Meeting. For details see appendix 1.

3. Amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017

After publication of the RC proposal regarding amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017 (see appendix 2 published in 2017 FIDE Congress Agenda and Annexes), RC has received many question and remarks. After discussion, the Chairman proposed to use the same regulation regarding an illegal move for standard, rapid and blitz games. After approval by FIDE Executive Board, the amended regulations shell be valid from 1 January 2018. For details see appendix 3. This will need to be publicized widely.

4. Interpretation of the Laws of Chess made with Arbiters’ Commissions

On 14 of June 2017 an online Conference was organised by the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission. In this Conference a number of very experienced International Arbiters, mainly members of the FIDE Arbiters' and Rules Commissions, were invited and participated. During the Conference interpretations about the new Laws of Chess, valid from 1 July 2017, were discussed and agreed to be in effect. For details see appendix 4.
It was agreed that the Arbiters’ Manual shall be discussed by ARB and RC before publication. A meeting with the ARB Chairman is needed to discuss further successful cooperation.

5. Amendments of the Competition Rules

Amendments of the Competition Rules is scheduled for the 2018 FIDE Congress in Batumi, Georgia. The first draft was discussed (see appendix 5) and will be presented for further discussion. RC agreed that name of this document shall be changed to avoid misunderstanding with a part of the Laws of Chess, which is also called Competition Rules (see the content of the Laws of Chess).

6. Question received

There was a discussion about some cases from the chess tournaments, as well as about some cases, which has been published in the Arbiters’ Magazine. Such remarks will help to improve Laws of Chess in the next edition planed for 2021.

7. Other

There was a discussion about dress code, change of the gender by chess player and copyright for the chess games. All these matters shall be referred to the appropriate FIDE commissions.
It was agreed, that after successive implementation of the Guidelines for the Organisers, a Guidelines for Appeal Committee Members shall be prepared by the RC for further discussion.

RC_Cuoncillors_Meeting_Minutes_from_Antalya_2017_appendices.pdf


Ashot Vardapetyan, Chairman RC
Tomasz Delega, Secretary RC

 
Agenda of the Rules Commission meeting in Antalya

1. Chairman's remarks and welcome
2. Guidelines for the organisers - appendix 1 Guidelines_for_the_organisers.pdf
3. Amendments to Laws of Chess proposed by RC - appendix 2 Amendments_proposed_by_RC.pdf
4. Interpretation of Laws of Chess made with Arbiters’ Commission (see below)
5. Recommended version of the Competition Rules (this document will be prepared in Antalya and submitted just before the Congress)
6. Questions received
7. Others

 
Interpretations of the new Laws of Chess, valid from 1 July 2017

Dear friends,

On 14 of June 2017 an online Conference was organized by the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission.

In this Conference a number of very experienced International Arbiters, mainly members of the FIDE Arbiters' and Rules Commissions, were invited and participated.

You can see the list of participants here.

During the Conference interpretations and clarifications about the new Laws of Chess, valid from 1 July 2017, were discussed and agreed to be in effect.

The agreed points are the following:

1. By the new laws of Chess four (4) illegal moves are now in effect, according to the articles: 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.7.1 and 7.8.1.

2. In Standard chess the player is forfeited in case he completes two (2) of ANY of the above illegal moves.

3. However when there are two (2) illegal moves in one move (i.e. illegal castling made by two hands, illegal promotion made by two hands and illegal capturing made by two hands), they count as one (1) illegal move and the player shall not be forfeited at once (in Standard chess).

4. The capturing of the King is illegal move and is penalized accordingly.

5. In Rapid and Blitz games the Arbiter SHALL CALL the flag fall, if he observes it.

6. In case that the indications are 0.00 in both clocks and electronic clocks are used, the Arbiter has always the possibility to establish which flag fell first, with the help of the "-" indication. Therefore there is always a winner.
In case mechanical clocks are used then article III.3.1 of the Guidelines about games without increment including Quickplay Finishes shall be applied.

7. In case a game with reversed colors will end by normal means (by checkmate, stalemate, resignation or draw agreement, if allowed), before ten (10) moves will be played, then the result stands.

8. In case that a player presses the clock without making a move, as mentioned in the article 6.2.4, it is considered as an illegal move and it is penalized according to the article 7.5.3. and not according to the article 12.9

9. If a player makes a move with one hand and presses the clock with the other, it is not considered as an illegal move and it is penalized according to the article 12.9.

10. In Rapid and Blitz games, if the player asks from the Arbiter to see the score sheet, the clock should not be stopped.

IA Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission

IA Ashot Vardapetyan
Chairman
FIDE Rules Commission

 
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