FIDE Online Arena new features include:

Fide Chess Revolution becomes official!

From 1st December,  Fide Online Arena, the first and only chess platform for official Fide Rated Online games and Fide titles, makes a revolutionary step towards its official status. The real names of its players will be used in all games and tournaments, exactly like in all over the board competitions.

Rating alignment with over the board chess games.

From January 2015, Arena 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 Arena rating. In this way, Arena ratings are upgraded to an official status because they reflect a player's overall activity, online and over the board. Arena ratings shall be used exclusively for online rankings and pairings of official FIDE online tournaments. Calculations of Arena ratings are powered by the advanced PremiumChess technology.

We would like to praise the Premium Chess company for developing this revolutionary technology...
FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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 announces the new 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, and obtained by direct paypal payment without any application from the player's National Federation. The titles of Arena Grand Master, Arena International Master, Arena FIDE master and Arena Candidate Master are the same for men and women, they are registered on the player's profile card on 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 new FIDE online tournaments are currently being planned for the near future. Our main target is to establish regular annual events such as the FIDE Online Women's World Blitz Championship, the Online Amateur World Championship and the Online Juniors World Championship. These events are going to be held before the end of 2015 for the first time.


  • Game analysis
  • Six puzzles
  • Final standings
  • Prize winners
  • 10facts about Wilhelm Steinitz
  • Top 10 players in RBB lists

1stTypical Untypical

WGM/FT Aleksandra DImitrijevic has selected three games from the 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix. Enjoy her new article.

1stSix Puzzles

WGM/FT Aleksandra DImitrijevic has selected 6 positions from the 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix. Click the link and enjoy your weekend with chess!

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix.

1 5030501 Rishi, Thariani IND
2 4133935 Sutyrin, Denis RUS
3 5701791 AGM Nik, Nik Ahmad Farouqi MAS

Here is the full table with 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix Final standings.

Here is the full list of prize winners after the completion of the 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix. The winners of the special prizes are: U20 category Farhaan, M from India, and O50 category FM/AGM Serrer, Christoph from Germany. Both win 4 months of FIDE Online Arena membership.

The total prize of 40 months is distributed to the winners as follows:

14 months to Rishi, Thariani (IND)
7 months to Sutyrin, Denis (RUS)
5 months to FM/AGM Serrer, Christoph (GER)
4 months to Farhaan, M (IND)
3 months to AGM Nik, Nik Ahmad Farouqi (MAS)
2 months to Coca Cubillos, Jesus Alberto (COL)
2 months to AGM Sa, Kannan (IND)
1 month to AGM Nilson, Johnny (FID)
1 month to FM Cacco, Christian (ITA)
1 month to Cagatin, Hermie (PHI)

All of the above players have the right to use the prize themselves. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to The deadline is 29th May 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on May 31st.

Wilhelm Steinitz

To celebrate Wilhelm Steinitz's 180th birth Anniversary, join the 1st FIDE Online Grand Prix on May 14th at noon UTC time and read 10 facts you should know about Wilhelm Steinitz!


The RBB rating lists are published by FIDE a couple of days later than the FRL lists. RBB ratings incorporate over the board chess results and online chess results in FIDE Online Arena for Rapid and Blitz ratings. The Bullet ratings are calculated from chess results in FIDE Online Arena exclusively. Here are the top players in each of the time controls including players who have played at least one game in FIDE Online Arena for the selected time control.