To all federations

At the 87th Congress to be held in Baku in 2016, the FIDE Rules Commission, along with arbiters, organizers, players, trainers and national federations globally will have the opportunity to amend the FIDE Laws of Chess.

This process is a vital one to ensure the Laws are written as clearly and accurately as possible to ensure uniform understanding by the chess world.

To ensure the review is performed in an orderly fashion, the final reviewing of proposals will take place on the next Rules Commission Councillors’ Meeting in Warsaw, Poland from 19 to 22 July 2016. The final decision will be made at the 87th Congress in Baku in 2016.

The deadlines for requests for changes is 1st July 2016.

To submit a request please download, complete and return to the RC ( the following form:LoC_Change_Request_2016.docx

All forms must be submitted in English.

All requests will be published on website.

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