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06. FIDE Tournament Rules

FIDE Tournament Rules

Approved by the 1986 General Assembly.
Amended by the 1989, 1992,1993, 1994 and 1998 General Assemblies.

The event shall be played according to the FIDE Laws of Chess. The FIDE Tournament Rules shall be used in conjunction with the Laws of Chess in no way contradict them. They are applicable to all official FIDE competitions. It is recommended they also be applied to all FIDE rated tournaments, if applicable.

The Organizers, the Competitors and the Arbiters involved in any competition are expected to be acquainted with these regulations before the start of the competition.

I. Invitation and Registration
II. Drawing of lots
III. The play
IV. Team Captain
V. The conduct of the players
VI. The Chief Arbiter and his duties
VII. Penalties, appeals
VIII. Smoking Ban
IX. TV rights, filming, photographs
X. Miscellaneous
Annex to the FIDE Tournament Regulations

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