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  1. Sticky Thread Important: Applying for FA and IA titles / Arbiter registration

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 26-06-2012 05:57 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 83
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  2. Sticky Thread Important: Arbiter Registration (Required To Be Arbiter In FIDE Tournaments)

    Started by ER, 07-11-2012 12:54 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 44,511
    23-12-2017, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Important: FIDE Laws of Chess 2017

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 06-04-2017 11:42 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 22,742
    04-07-2017, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Important: FIDE Laws of Chess 2018

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 26-10-2017 11:21 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    04-01-2018, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Important: Latest Vega Version

    Started by Bill Gletsos, 11-05-2018 02:44 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 8,280
    26-05-2019, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Important: FIDE Swiss Pairing Rules 2017

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 07-04-2017 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    13-04-2017, 12:54 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,006
    22-10-2017, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Important: Seeding unrated players for Swiss tournaments

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 20-12-2017 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 5,164
    26-01-2018, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  1. Arbiter's Corner: Notes & Queries

    Started by arosar, 06-01-2004 06:55 PM
    27 Pages
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    • Replies: 397
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    • Replies: 189
    • Views: 47,003
    05-10-2014, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Tiebreaks

    Started by Allan Menham, 24-08-2012 04:57 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
    • Views: 39,530
    21-08-2013, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Short draws: a fact of chess, or do we need rules to try to stop them?

    Started by Capablanca-Fan, 24-03-2008 10:54 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 216
    • Views: 39,087
    18-12-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Articles G4-G6 (was Rule 10.2)

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 08-07-2004 03:29 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 169
    • Views: 37,569
    24-08-2014, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  5. clock not adding increment

    Started by Mischa, 07-01-2007 08:28 PM
    29 Pages
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    • Replies: 421
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    21-02-2007, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  6. tournament withdrawals

    Started by firegoat7, 12-09-2004 02:31 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 148
    • Views: 32,370
    07-02-2012, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Why not add time after 40 moves?

    Started by Jesper Norgaard, 05-02-2010 02:02 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 30,060
    20-01-2012, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  8. Is the mobile phone rule draconian?

    Started by firegoat7, 12-09-2004 03:08 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 208
    • Views: 29,778
    29-04-2009, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  9. New Laws of Chess as of 1st July 2005

    Started by Bill Gletsos, 02-11-2004 07:10 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 29,762
    02-11-2005, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  10. Who should get the BYE?

    Started by PHAT, 27-04-2004 11:49 AM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 261
    • Views: 29,131
    06-07-2010, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Promotion to pawn...

    Started by michael.mcguirk, 12-11-2009 08:51 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
    • Views: 28,810
    18-05-2016, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Draw etiquette (was "inaudible mutterings")

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 11-01-2005 02:00 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 176
    • Views: 27,972
    26-11-2011, 02:15 AM Go to last post
  13. Accelerated vs Abominated Swiss Pairings :)

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 05-02-2010 12:08 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 27,562
    14-07-2018, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  14. An Arbiters' notebook February 2012

    Started by Jesper Norgaard, 17-02-2012 04:28 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 27,451
    02-12-2014, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Increments vs Guillotine

    Started by Gattaca, 07-03-2007 09:33 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 27,126
    30-07-2013, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  16. FIDE arbiters seminar

    Started by Publicist, 17-02-2011 08:43 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 116
    • Views: 26,520
    22-02-2012, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  17. Players giving false names, misrepresenting their playing strength

    Started by SHump, 02-03-2011 08:21 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 25,471
    24-03-2011, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  18. Mobile phone goes off: what score for opponent?

    Started by Capablanca-Fan, 10-04-2007 07:34 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 203
    • Views: 24,029
    16-09-2008, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  19. Tornelo Pairing Software

    Started by Oepty, 18-02-2011 02:20 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    02-04-2011, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Top v Bottom or Colour

    Started by shaun, 30-03-2005 10:04 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 185
    • Views: 23,549
    29-04-2005, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  21. Another pairing experiment

    Started by Lucena, 20-06-2006 12:16 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 162
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    22-02-2007, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  22. Tournament Instructions

    Started by Alan Shore, 03-08-2004 09:55 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
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    05-05-2005, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  23. Another sp error?

    Started by Garvinator, 08-07-2007 09:32 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
    • Views: 21,260
    27-04-2011, 02:20 AM Go to last post
  24. Illegal Move

    Started by Allan Menham, 02-12-2013 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 20,523
    27-03-2018, 08:32 AM Go to last post

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