Available courses

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission is going to organize an Internet Based FIDE Arbiters' Seminar, from 26 June to 1 July 2017, under the auspices of FIDE.

The Lecturer will be IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), FIDE Arbiters' Commission Chairman and FIDE Lecturer.
The Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.

The lectures will be in English language.
They will be at 18.00-22.00, Athens Time (GMT+3) daily and will include all the new laws of Chess, Swiss Rules, Titles and Ratings Regulations that have been approved in 2016 Baku FIDE Congress and the 2017 Athens FIDE presidential Board and will be in effect from 1 July 2017.

The Seminar will give FIDE Arbiter norms and titles, according to the Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters.

The participation fee will be 50 Euros and must be paid free of charges until three (3) days before the day of the start of the Seminar, by using the following ways:

(1) By depositing money in FIDE Account:

EUR ACCOUNT

Bankers: UBS Bank
Address: Case Postale, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland
Bank Code: UBSWCHZH80A
Euro Account Number 243-342087.63Y
IBAN CH54 0024 3243 3420 8763 Y
Account Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs

(2) By credit card:

Credit Card

Internet Address: https://payment.fide.com/payment.phtml
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Instructions: Choose enter payment manually at the top and write the reason of payment
(Arbiters' Seminar)

(3) By PayPal:

PayPal

Internet Address: www.paypal.com
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Code: payment@fide.com

Maximum number of participants will be 40, with priority to be given to IA, FA and then Arbiters of National Level.
For participation please fill the on-line form you will find in the link:
http://arbiters.seminars.fide.com/files/51application.html

The Arab Chess Federation is going to organize an Internet based FIDE Arbiters' Seminar, from 8 to 12 May 2017, under the auspices of FIDE. 

The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilor and FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer will be IA Mohammed El Husseiny (EGY). 

The Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE). 

The lectures will be in Arabic language. 

The Seminar will give FIDE Arbiter norms and titles, according to the Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters. 

For more detailed information please contact: 

IA Mahdi Abdulrahim, e-mail: dubaiman2011@gmail.com 

Phone: +971 504556453 

IA Mohammed El Husseiny, e-mail: mhusseiny@dubaichess.ae 

Phone: +971 504538844

After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order to present to the Arbiters the new Laws of Chess and the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017.
The lecture was held on Internet, on 2nd May, 18.00-22.00 Greek Time (GMT+3), in English language.
The Lecturer was IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and the Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE).
During the lecture the changes of the new Laws of Chess, as well as the changes of the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017 were discussed.
Forty three (43) Arbiters from thirty three (33) Federations participated in the Lecture.
You can find the list of the participants here.
In the next period three (3) more lectures with the same subjects will be held on Internet in different languages. The lectures will be held on Internet as follows:
(a) In Russian language, 17 May 2017, 13.00-17.00, Moscow Time (GMT+3).
The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.
(b) In Spanish language, 23 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Madrid Time (GMT+1).
The Lecturer will be IA Jesus Mena (ESP), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.
(c) In Arabic language, 25 May 2017, 18.00-22.00, Dubai Time (GMT+4).
The Lecturer will be IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and FIDE Lecturer and the Technical Organizer will be IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE), FIDE Lecturer.