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.

News

  • 3rd FIDE Online GP - Final standings and prizes
  • 5 facts about the London Olympiad
  • 3rd FIDE Online GP regulations
  • 2nd FIDE Online GP - Final standings and prizes
  • 10 facts about Vera Menchik
  • 2nd FIDE Online GP regulations

The total prize of 48 months is distributed to the winners as follows:

15 months to FM Munoz Galvez, Jhon Edison (COL) 
6 months to Marson, Juan Miguel (ARG) 
6 months to FM/AGM Chernov, Alexander A. (RUS) 
6 months to Coca Cubillos, Jesus Alberto (COL) 
5 months to Dong, Bao Nghia (VIE) 
4 months to AGM Enemchukwu Chinedu Benjamin (NGR) 
3 months to AGM Sinsuat, Datuali (FID)
2 months to AGM Blagojevic, Lubo (BEL)
1 month to Tanenbaum, Zachary C (USA)

Mr. Marson will be requested to donate their prize to another FIDE Arena member. All the other players have the right to use the prize themselves. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is 31st July 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on Auguist 1st.

The 3rd tournament finished. The full table with provisional standings is published here.

Get in the mood for the 3rd FIDE Online Grand Prix. Read 5 facts bout the 1st chess Olympiad.

Please, read the Grand Prix regulations here.

A total of 36 months of free membership are distributed to the winners, as follows:

15 months to AGM Sa, Kannan (IND)
8 months to Marson, Juan Miguel (ARG)
5 months to Kuzmin, Roman (RUS)
4 months to WIM/AGM to Mariano, Cristine Rose (PHI)
1 month to Atabaki, Mehdi (IRI)
1 month to AGM Nilson, Johnny (FID)
1 month to AIM Elgendy, Yousef (EGY)
1 month to AIM Du Buf, Paul (ENG)

Mr. Marson and Mrs. Mariano will be requested to donate their prize to another FIDE Arena member. The rest players have the right to use the prize themselves. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is 10th July 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on July 12th.

The final standings table can be found here

Prepare for the 2nd FIDE Online Grand Prix which is dedicated to the 1st Woman World Champion and read 10 interesting facts about Vera Menchik.

Please, read the Grand Prix regulations here.