FIDE Online Arena unique features include:


Rating alignment with over the board chess games

FIDE Online Arena is the exclusive internet platform recognized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) for online rated tournaments, FIDE ratings & FIDE titles! The real names of players, aligned with each player's FIDE ID, are used in all games and tournaments, exactly like in official over-the-board competitions.

From January 2015, FIDE Online Arena (FOA) ratings are calculated to include players' online activity as well as over the board game results. The first day of each month, as soon the traditional FIDE rating lists for rapid and blitz are published, the total over the board rating change is added to (subtracted from) the player's FOA rating. In this way, FOA ratings are upgraded to an official status because they reflect a player's overall activity, online and over the board. FOA ratings shall be used exclusively for online rankings and pairings of official FIDE online tournaments.

Calculations of FOA ratings, as well as cutting edge anti-cheating procedures, are powered by the advanced PremiumChess technology.

FIDE titles for the lower rating band

In order to support the players' private online gaming and the active local chess communities, the top players of which have not reached the traditional Master level, FIDE has introduced official Arena titles for the average amateur performance between 1100 and 2000 Elo points. These titles can be achieved online by the members of FIDE Online Arena (FOA), and obtained by direct online payment without any application from the player's National Federation.

The titles of Arena Grand Master (AGM), Arena International Master (AIM), Arena FIDE Master (AFM) and Arena Candidate Master (ACM) are the same for men and women, they are registered on the player's profile card on the FIDE website, and are recognised to be used also for over-the-board tournament participation. For more information, click here.

Official FIDE Online chess tournaments

A series of FIDE online tournaments are held on a daily, weekly, monthly or even annual basis! See the complete schedule of online tournaments as published on the FIDE Online Arena calendar.

News

  • 13th FOGP - Winners
  • 12th FIDE Online GP - Winners
  • 13th FOGP - Regulations
  • 12th FOGP - regulations
  • 11th FIDE Online GP - Winners
  • 11th FOGP - regulations

Congratulations to the winner AGM Johnny Nilson (FID), Ronald Pujeda (FID) and Vitaly Obukhov (FID) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

A total prize of 32 months is distributed to the players.

The names of the prize winners and the table of the final standings are posted here

Congratulations to the winner GM Slim Belkhodja (TUN), CM Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL), AGM Henry Lopez (PHI) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The total prize of 55 months is distributed to the players:

The names of the prize winners and the table of the final standings are posted here.

You can read the regulations of the 12th FIDE Online Grand Prix here.

You can read the regulations of the 12th FIDE Online Grand Prix here.

Congratulations to the winner AGM Glenn Lemen (FID), CM Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL), AGM Damian Malinowski (POL) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

A total prize of 78 months is distributed to the players.

The names of the prize winners and the table of the final standings is posted here.

You can read the regulations of the 10th FIDE Online Grand Prix here.