Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Some new chess rules passed by FIDE

You can read about it at

Here are the first couple:
At the recent FIDE Congress, delegates from the 103 countries represented made some rule changes that had been debated for the past few years. Here are the highlights-
1. Changes for title requriements:
a. By a margin of 100-4, it was voted for the introduction of a new title-TM (Traveling Master). To earn his TM title, a player must achieve a FIDE rating of 2000 and play in tournaments on all 8 continents.
b. The GM title was modified as well. FIDE abolished the necessity of "norms," saying that it is "unfair to the players not skilled enough to achieve them."
There are lots more, you should probably check out these important rule changes.