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

  • 5th FIDE Online Grand Prix - Final standings and prizes
  • NY WCC matches
  • 5th FOGP regulations
  • Game analysis
  • 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix - Final Standings and Prizes
  • 4th FOGP regulations

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

13 months to FM Jhon Edison Munoz Galvez (COL)
7 months to Bao Nghia Dong (VIE)
5 months to AGM Alexander Raychuk (ISR)
4 months to AIM Dmitry Maneluk (RUS)
4 months to AIM Andrew Sakala (ZAM)
4 months to Eduardo Ello (FID)
4 months to Akavaram Aashish Reddy (IND)
3 months to Zachary C Tanenbaum (USA)
2 months to AGM Glenn Lemen (FID)
1 month to AGM Kannan Sa (IND)
1 month to AGM Nanayakkara, J A K Saranath (SRI)

Mr. Munoz Galvez and Mr. Sa 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 December 4th, 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on December 6th.

Click here for the final standings table.

The 5th FIDE Online Grand Prix is programmed during a rest day of the World Championship match taking place in New York City. How many fights for the World CHampionship were held in NY inb the past? Here are 5 interesting facts that you may want to read. 

You can read the 5th FOGP regulations here.

WGM/FT Aleksandra Dimitrijevic has selected and analyzed 3 games from the 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix. Here is the link.

The total prize of 32 months is distributed to the winners as follows:

13 months to AGM Sa, Kannan (IND) 
7 months to Tanenbaum, Zachary C (USA) 
3 months to Obukhov, Vitaly (FID) 
2 months to AGM Lemen, Glenn (FID) 
1 month to Szczurek, Krzysztof (POL)
1 month to AGM Fernandez Lopez, Miguel Angel (ESP)
1 month to Rishi, Thariani (IND)
1 month to AFM Barradas, Jose Manuel (FID)
1 month to AGM Both, Vinicius Andre (BRA)
1 month to FM/AGM Konenkin, Dmitry (RUS) 
1 month to Coca Cubillos, Jesus Alberto (COL) 

Mr. Sa and Mr. Rishi 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 November 1st, 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on November 3rd.

 

Find here, the table with final standings.

Please, read the 4th FOGP regulations here.