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

  • 11th FOGP - regulations
  • 10th FIDE Online GP - Final standings and prizes
  • 10th FOGP - Regulations
  • 9th FOGP - Final standings and prizes
  • 9th FOGP - regulations
  • 8th FOGP - Final standings and prizes

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

Congratulations to the winner AGM Andrey Tsvetkov (RUS), AGM Irgash Madjidov (UZB) and GM Slim Belkodja (TUN) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The total prize of 32 months is distributed to the following players:

14 months to AGM Andrey Tsvetkov (RUS)
8 months to AGM Irgash Madjidov (UZB)
4 months to GM Slim Belkhodja (TUN)
3 months to Mehdi Atabaki (IRI)
1 month to Vitaly Obukhov (FID) 
1 month to Kirill Shcherbinin (RUS) 
1 month to Krysztof Szczurek (POL)

Mr. Belkhodja is kindly requested to donate his prize to another FIDE Arena member. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is Sunday June 11th, 2017. The players' subscription will be extended on Tuesday 13th.

Here is the table with the final standings.

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

Congratulations to the winner AGM Henry Lopez (PHI), AGM Alvin Alcala (PHI) and Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The total prize of 32 months is distributed to the following players:

14 months to AGM Henry Lopez (PHI)
6 months to AGM Alvin Alcala (PHI)
5 months to Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL)
2 months to GM Igor Efimov (MNC)
1 month to GM Slim Belkhodja (TUN) 
1 month to AGM Bogdan Ionescu (ROU) 
1 month to AIM Andrew Sakala (ZAM)
1 month to Ilaria Clappa (ITA)
1 month to AGM Johnny Nilson (FID)

Mr Lopez, Mr. Efimov and Mr. Belkhodja are kindly requested to donate his prize to another FIDE Arena member. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is Monday 6th, 2017. The players' subscription will be extended on Thursday 9th.

The table with the final standings can be found here.

You can read the 9th FOGP regulations here.

Congratulations to the winner AIM Andrew Sakala (ZAM) first winner from the African Continent. Congratulations to Alvin Alcala (PHI) and AGM Glenn Lemen (FID) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The total prize of 68 months is distributed to the following players. Special prize winners are mentioned in this list too:

13 months to AIM Andrew Sakala (ZAM)
6 months to Alvin Alcala (PHI)
6 months to Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL)
6 months to AGM Zachary C Tanenbaum (USA)
5 months to Vitaly Onukhov (FID)
4 months to AGM Glenn Lemen (FID)
4 months to Fahrudin Halilovic (BIH)
4 months to FM/AGM Alexander A Chernov (RUS)
4 months to AFM Roberto Davide (ITA)
1 month to AGM J. Karthikeyan (IND)
1 month to Kirill Shcherbinin (RUS)
1 month to Alexander Raychuk (ISR)
1 month to FM Dirk Paulsen (GER)

Mr Paulsen will be kindly requested to donate his prize to another FIDE Arena member. If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is Thursday 12th, 2017. The players' subscription will be extended on Monday 16th.

The final standings table can be found here.