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.


  • FIDE Online GP series
  • Renew your membership
  • FIDE New Year's 2016 GP
  • FIDE Christmas 2015 Grand Prix
  • Harika Dronavalli winner of the 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship!
  • Italian Ministry of Education to support online chess classrom on Junior Arena


The FIDE Online Grand Prix format, tested with success during the winter holidays' tournaments is here to stay, offering free FIDE Arena memberships to the winners and top players of special categories. At least 5 FIDE Online GPs are scheduled until next winter. The 1st of these events takes place on Saturday, May 14th, to celebrate the 180th birth anniversary of the 1st World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz. The regulations for this tournament can be found here.


Renew Membership

In order to renew your membership:
1) Click Login or Join and fill your username and password.
2) Login and select the Memberships submenu, under Registration and fees.
3) Select the FIDE membership you prefer.

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Happy Holidays to everyone!

Join the New Year's 2016 Grand Prix of Fide Online Arena! 4 bullet and 4 blitz tournaments that will decide the big Grand Prix Champion! 
Many special prizes with no fee of participation!

Join the Chess Revolution!

See the regulations here.


Happy Holidays to everyone!

Join the Christmas 2015 Grand Prix of Fide Online Arena! 4 bullet and 4 blitz tournaments that will decide the big Grand Prix Champion!
Many special prizes with no fee of participation!

Join the Chess Revolution!

See the regulations here

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The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship Final took place in Rome on November 26th 2015.

The venue was the prestigious Circolo Canottieri Aniene in Rome, Italy, made available by its president, Giovanni Malago, who is also the president of the Italian Olympic Committee.

The event was the culmination of the massive qualification process in which more than 300 female players from 39 countries took part.



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One of the most popular Italian daily newspapers, la Repubblica, announced that the Italian Ministry of Education will support the internet chess teaching program that will be conducted through the officialJunior online playing platform.

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