International Chess Federation
Monday, 14 Aug 2023 10:40
FIDE Fair Play Seminar in Durrës, Albania, announced

FIDE Fair Play Commission, in collaboration with FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and the Albanian Chess Federation, is pleased to announce the upcoming FIDE Fair Play Seminar, scheduled to take place in Durrës, Albania, from October 4-7, 2023. 

The seminar will coincide with the European Club Cup 2023, making it an ideal opportunity for chess arbiters, organizers, and others interested in gathering and learning crucial aspects of fair play in chess. The seminar aims to provide fair play knowledge and share the best practices at events.   

Scope of the seminar

 – Fair Play Legal Framework 

 – Anti-Cheating Regulations 

 – Prof. Regan’s Statistics 

 – Technical devices and their usage  

 – Fair Play Theory and Practice at OTB Events

Lecturers will also cover various topics such as preparations for an event, interaction with tournament officials and spectators, crowd management, preventing or detecting cheating, observations, body language, psychological aspects and odd behaviours, statistics, etc., all in the spirit of recognizing, detecting, and preventing unethical practices and promoting a positive chess culture.  

At the end of the seminar, on the successful completion of the exam, the seminar participants will receive an FPE seminar norm as one of the requirements for the FPE title.

The FIDE Fair Play Seminar is open to all chess enthusiasts, players, coaches, arbiters, organizers, and officials who share a passion for promoting fair play, learning more about the dark side of the sport and the practices of recognition and prevention, upholding the highest ethical standards in chess. Attendees will gain invaluable knowledge and insights to reinforce fair play practices within their respective chess federations and communities. 

Dates: October 4-7, 2023 

Location and venueGrand Blue FAFA, Durrës, Albania 



Registration for the FIDE Fair Play Seminar opens on the 1st of August.

Registration deadline: 1st of October.

The number of places is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess covers 10 spots for 10 female participants (seminar + exam only) – on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve your spot, please send a registration e-mail to: and

Visa & Accommodation

Regarding visa requirements and accommodation, please email the Organizing Committee (
More information on the following link –

Seminar fee: 200 EUR 

 Exam fee: 50 EUR 

Seminar Language: English

Seminar Lecturers:

Bojana Bejatovic – FPL Secretary
Lecturer 2 – To be confirmed
Lecturer 3 – To be confirmed

Another important seminar will run at the same dates, so those interested can benefit from attending both. You have a chance to become a certified DGT e-boards operator.

Seminar Agenda and Syllabus will be provided additionally.

We look forward to welcoming you at the FIDE Fair Play Seminar to fortify the foundations of fair play in chess.