New title regulations per 1 January 2023

As of 1 July 2022, article 1.5.6 of the FIDE Title Regulations has been effective. This article states that any title application after this date will need to include a ‘qualifying’ Swiss System norm. This article has been introduced to reduce the emphasis on Round Robin tournaments.

In the 4th FIDE Council 2022 this article has been updated with a series of other tournaments:

  • The Chess Olympiad
  • Tournaments organised under the aegis of GSC that establish direct qualifiers to the FIDE Candidates Tournament
  • Tournaments that establish direct qualifiers to the FIDE World Cup
  • Individual Tournaments held under the aegis of EVE (Article 1, General Regulations for FIDE Competitions)
  • Final Stage of the National Individual Championship

The tournaments listed above include the Men’s (or Open) section and the Women’s section.

You can find these changes here.

Furthermore, several corrections have been made to improve the wording of the FIDE Title Regulations, including changes related to the use of gender pronouns. You can find the updated regulations (including a table of changes) here (please note that article 1.5.6 has not been updated with the latest version as can be found above).

You can find the full report of the Qualification Commission Chair to the FIDE Council here.