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Proposals to change FIDE's rating and title regulations

by Shahid Ahmed - 18/07/2021

After Abhimanyu Mishra achieved his GM title and became the youngest GM in the history of chess, breaking Karjakin's long-standin record of 2 decades, the World Championship Challenger Nepomniachtchi tweeted, "I’m dazzled with the new record, so I’d like to suggest some changes to the order of conferring titles. For example, one of the norms must be fulfilled in an open tournament..." While Abhimanyu and many other youngsters have achieved this title fair and square, FIDE seems to have decided that it is time for them to have a fresh look at how the ratings work and the titles are conferred. If you feel, you would like to voice your opinion about the ratings and title regulations, check out the article on how to join. Photo: FIDE

Dear Member Federations,

The Qualification Commission would like to invite Federation representatives, FIDE officials and other interested parties to attend two open meetings discussing proposals to change FIDE's rating and title regulations.


The following meetings will be held via Zoom:


FIDE Rating Regulations

Monday, 19th July, 12:30 - 15:00 UTC (6:00 - 8:30 p.m. IST)


FIDE Title Regulations

Wednesday, 21st July, 12:30 - 15:00 UTC (6:00 - 8:30 p.m. IST)


If you are interested in attending one or more of these meetings, then please fill out and submit the following form


The link and meeting details will be sent to the email address provided on the form when you register for the day of the meeting.


Alex Holowczak

Secretary, FIDE Qualification Commission



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