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  1. Sticky Thread Important: Seeding unrated players for Swiss tournaments

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 20-12-2017 12:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 804
    26-01-2018, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Important: FIDE Laws of Chess 2018

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 26-10-2017 11:21 PM
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,745
    04-01-2018, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  3. 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: 32,414
    23-12-2017, 06:21 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,209
    22-10-2017, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Important: Applying for FA and IA titles / Arbiter registration

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 26-06-2012 05:57 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 41,197
    18-10-2017, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 10,044
    04-07-2017, 04:17 AM 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
    • Views: 2,271
    13-04-2017, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  1. Players smoking during games (sf NZ Chess Festival Oct 2018)

    Started by Tony Dowden, 26-01-2018 10:09 AM
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 554
    18-02-2018, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  2. Magnus flagged

    Started by Jesper Norgaard, 14-02-2018 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 373
    16-02-2018, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Flag fall vs. both kings are in check

    Started by DontAcceptDraw, 14-11-2016 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,236
    31-01-2018, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Poll Poll: Should arbiter confirm that a given move is legal?

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 06-07-2017 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,766
    29-01-2018, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  5. Arbiter's Corner: Notes & Queries

    Started by arosar, 06-01-2004 06:55 PM
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    • Replies: 393
    • Views: 38,624
    28-01-2018, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs down Appeal decision Grischuk - Mamedyarov Riyadh

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 24-01-2018 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 364
    26-01-2018, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Illegal Move

    Started by Allan Menham, 02-12-2013 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 8,695
    03-01-2018, 10:23 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 911
    27-10-2017, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Incorrect piece setup?

    Started by smellysocks7, 27-08-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,356
    28-08-2017, 08:55 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 2,625
    12-08-2017, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  9. Penalties

    Started by DontAcceptDraw, 20-07-2017 08:11 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 846
    23-07-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  10. Giving a player a one-point bye in Vega

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 20-07-2017 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,068
    20-07-2017, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Upside-down rook decides Canadian Championship

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 05-07-2017 06:59 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 3,217
    18-07-2017, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  12. Move using two hands

    Started by Czentovic, 05-04-2017 12:21 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,780
    15-07-2017, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Forfeit Rules?

    Started by newlasker, 11-05-2017 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,605
    15-05-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Illegal or not?

    Started by Zwischenzug, 12-05-2017 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,231
    12-05-2017, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  15. FIDE Arbiters' Magazine #4

    Started by losboba, 24-03-2017 09:42 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,358
    11-04-2017, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  16. Laws of Chess draft changes 2017

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 17-08-2016 06:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,457
    04-03-2017, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  17. DGT 2010 setting problem

    Started by Lighty, 21-09-2014 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,190
    28-01-2017, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  18. Illegal move or not

    Started by Otto, 17-01-2017 03:47 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,321
    21-01-2017, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Quality control and titled arbiters

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 20-12-2016 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,822
    22-12-2016, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
    • Replies: 216
    • Views: 33,372
    18-12-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  21. Ruling lines on scoresheets and recording times

    Started by ER, 14-12-2016 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,174
    16-12-2016, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Incorrect Starting Position

    Started by James Peirce, 05-12-2016 08:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,276
    05-12-2016, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  23. Which FIDE rating list to use?

    Started by Scott Wastney, 26-11-2016 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,449
    27-11-2016, 01:14 AM Go to last post

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