International Chess Federation
Saturday, 14 May 2022 03:04
FIDE extends simplified procedure for playing under FIDE flag

On March 6, 2022, the FIDE Council approved a simplified procedure for Russian/Belarussian players to perform under the FIDE flag. This procedure was initially planned to stay in place until May 31, 2022.

The FIDE Council has now approved extending this measure as follows: 
1. The right to play under the FIDE flag is granted until 31 December 2022. After this period, in the absence of other requests, the player will automatically be returned to the previous federation. 

2. All players who have previously been transferred to play under the FIDE flag according to the resolution, will continue to perform under the FIDE flag unless they send a request to return to the flag of Russia/Belarus.