Laws Of Chess

  • Published: February 2007
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 118
  • Size: 8x10
  • ISBN: 9781412084864
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The FIDE (World Chess Federation) Laws Of Chess cover over-the-board play (the basic rules of play and competition rules), coming into force on 1 July 2005.

In this textbook of 116 pages, the essential rules have been illustrated and ordered to make it easy for people learning or teaching how to play chess games or tournaments. It is from the authentic text of the official Laws (English) or from its Portuguese and Spanish translations.

The book contains all articles of the laws and its appendices. The order in the authentic text is:


Basic Rules Of Play

  • The nature and objectives of the game of chess
  • The initial position of the pieces on the chessboard
  • The moves of the pieces
  • The completion of the game

Competition Rules

  • The chess clock
  • Irregularities
  • The recording of the moves
  • The drawn game
  • Quickplay Finish
  • Scoring
  • The conduct of the players
  • The role of the arbiter
  • FIDE


  • Adjourned games
  • Rapidplay
  • Blitz
  • Quickplay finishes where no arbiter is present in the venue
  • Algebraic notation
  • Rules for play with Blind and Visually Handicapped

In the book these rules are grouped in three chapters: Introduction, How to Play, Tournaments. There is a single Appendix with essential rules and principles of the elementary mates and endgames and seven games played and annotated by the author.

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