|Handbook | C. General Rules and
Recommendations for Tournaments | 06.
FIDE Tournament Rules | V. The conduct of the players
V. The conduct of the players
- Where it is clear games have been pre-arranged, organizers my impose
- A player who has lost three games by default (because he has not appeared
for the beginning of the games within one hour of the commencement of the
sessions) shall be expelled from the competition, unless the regulations of an
event indicate otherwise
- A player who does not wish to continue a lost game and leaves without
resigning or notifying the arbiter is discourteous. He may be penalised, at the
discretion of the arbiter, for poor sportsmanship.
- When a player withdraws or is expelled from a round-robin tournament the
consequence will be as follows:
- If a player has completed less than 50% of his games and leaves the
tournament, his score remains in the tournament table (for rating and historical
purposes), but the points scored by him or against him are not counted in the
final standings. The unplayed games of the player and his opponents are
indicated by "-" in the tournament table and those of his opponents by "+". If
neither players are present, this will be indicated by two "-".
- If a player has completed at least 50% of his games, his score shall remain
in the tournament table and will be counted in the final standings. The unplayed
games of the player are indicated as above.
- If a player withdraws from a Swiss-system tournament the points scored by
him and by his opponents shall remain in the cross-table for ranking purposes.
Only games that are actually played are rated.
- Articles 5.4 and 5.5 also apply to team events; both unplayed matched and
unplayed games must be clearly indicated as such.
- A player may speak only to the arbiter or to his opponent, as permitted in
the Laws of Chess, or his match captain in a team event as in 4.
- All complaints concerning the behaviour of players must be made to the
arbiter. A player is not permitted to complain to his opponent.