Friday 27 September 2013

Proposed changes to Pairing Rules and the Laws of Chess

The 2013 FIDE Congress is only a week away, and various rule changes are on the table. Of direct concern to me are changes to the Swiss Pairing Rules, and to the Laws of Chess. This is because I am on the commissions that deal with these topics, so will be involved in the decision making process.
Both commissions have put the proposed changes online. Changes to the swiss pairing  rules can be found at, while proposed rule changes can be found at In both cases the best place to find the relevant documents is under the Meeting Minutes link.
Note: In deciding on the proposals it isn't always an 'all or nothing' vote. In some cases there are other proposals which are variations on the published ones, while some proposals may be modified as part of the discussion.

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