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

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  • 9th FOGP - regulations
  • 8th FOGP - Final standings and prizes
  • 7th FOGP - Final standings and prizes
  • 6th FOGP - Final standings and prizes
  • 8th FOGP - regulations

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.

Congratulations to the winner AGM Henry Lopez (PHI), FM Dirk Paulsen (GER) and Vitaly Obukhov (FID) who finished second and third respectively.

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

14 months to AGM Henry Lopez (PHI)
8 months to FM Dirk Paulsen (GER)
5 months to Vitaly Obukhov (FID)
4 months to WIM Christine Rose Mariano-Wagman (PHI)
4 months to Matthew Martin (USA)
4 months to AIM Mridul Kanti Samadder (BAN)
4 months to AIM Darius Juodzevicius (LTU)
4 months to Jose Antonio Munoz Nortes (ESP)
4 months to ACM Dimitrios Simos (FID)
4 months to AIM Rasheen De Silva (SRI)
4 months to AFM Mykola Suchorukov (FID)
4 months to Sachin Mittal (IND)
2 months to AIM Andrew Sakala (ZAM)
1 month to FM Jhon Edison Munoz Galvez (COL)
1 month to FM/AGM Dr. Csaba Bognar (HUN)
1 month to WIM Maja Velickovski-Nejkovi (SRB)

Mrs. Mariano-Wagman and Mrs. Velickovski-Nejkovi will be kindly requested to donate their 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 5th, 2017. The players' subscription will be extended on Monday 9th.

The table with the final standings can be found here.

Congratulations to the winner AFM Henry Lopez (PHI), Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL) and FM Dirk Paulsen (GER) who finished second and third respectively.

The total prize of 56 months is distributed to the following players. Special prize winners are mentioned in this list too:

14 months to AFM Henry Lopez (PHI)
7 months to Jesus Alberto Coca Cubillos (COL)
5 months to FM Dirk Paulsen (GER)
4 months to Nirina Andriamaharo (MAD)
4 months to AIM Spandan Srivastava (IND)
4 months to Vytautas Kuras (LTU)
4 months to AFM Wellington Marques Rangel (FID)
4 months to AFM Paolo Andreozzi (ITA)
4 months to AIM Simeon Todev (BUL)
2 months to Kirill Shcherbinin (RUS)
1 month to AGM Glenn Lemen (FID)
1 month to FM Garri Pacheco (PER)
1 month to Roman Pozdniakov (RUS)
1 month to FM/AGM Dmitry Konenkin (RUS)

If any of the winners wishes to donate his prize, please, send a mail to arena@fide.com. The deadline is December 29th, 2016. The players' subscription will be extended on December 30th.

The table with the final standings can be found here.

You can read the 8th FOGP regulations here.