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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
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  2. 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: 24,002
    04-07-2017, 04:17 AM 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: 45,625
    23-12-2017, 06:21 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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    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
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 9,679
    19-08-2019, 11:19 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
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,313
    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: 5,449
    26-01-2018, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  1. clock not adding increment

    Started by Mischa, 07-01-2007 08:28 PM
    29 Pages
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    21-02-2007, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    08-03-2019, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Who should get the BYE?

    Started by PHAT, 27-04-2004 11:49 AM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 261
    • Views: 29,323
    06-07-2010, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 39,691
    18-12-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Is the mobile phone rule draconian?

    Started by firegoat7, 12-09-2004 03:08 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 208
    • Views: 30,176
    29-04-2009, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 24,375
    16-09-2008, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  7. Tiebreaks

    Started by Allan Menham, 24-08-2012 04:57 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
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    21-08-2013, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 189
    • Views: 48,133
    05-10-2014, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Top v Bottom or Colour

    Started by shaun, 30-03-2005 10:04 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 185
    • Views: 23,808
    29-04-2005, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Draw etiquette (was "inaudible mutterings")

    Started by Kevin Bonham, 11-01-2005 02:00 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 176
    • Views: 28,368
    26-11-2011, 02:15 AM Go to last post
  10. 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: 38,200
    24-08-2014, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Who forfeits

    Started by EGOR, 12-07-2006 12:09 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 161
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    15-05-2007, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Alarm sounding on a turned-off mobile phone (sf. 2006 Ryde-Eastwood Open)

    Started by Oepty, 02-10-2006 03:58 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 158
    • Views: 17,337
    19-10-2006, 02:41 AM Go to last post
  14. What does the arbiter do?

    Started by Phil Bourke, 27-02-2009 12:06 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 154
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    01-07-2009, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  15. Swiss Pairing software testing and Doeberl pairings

    Started by jenni, 15-04-2006 09:33 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 151
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    05-05-2006, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  16. tournament withdrawals

    Started by firegoat7, 12-09-2004 02:31 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 148
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    07-02-2012, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  17. Increments vs Guillotine

    Started by Gattaca, 07-03-2007 09:33 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
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    30-07-2013, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  18. What should the consequences be for Someone who cheats???

    Started by The_Wise_Man, 30-05-2004 10:45 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 134
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    11-03-2005, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  19. An Arbiters' notebook February 2012

    Started by Jesper Norgaard, 17-02-2012 04:28 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 132
    • Views: 27,851
    02-12-2014, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 30,219
    02-11-2005, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  21. 2008 Olympiad forfeiture rule

    Started by Capablanca-Fan, 17-11-2008 12:43 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 16,025
    27-12-2008, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  22. Changes in the 1st July 2009 Laws of Chess - what do they mean

    Started by Bill Gletsos, 27-12-2008 05:07 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 127
    • Views: 20,153
    15-06-2009, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  23. What is the correct pairing?

    Started by NeilH, 22-09-2007 06:05 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 125
    • Views: 18,620
    09-04-2011, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 30,488
    20-01-2012, 01:52 PM Go to last post

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