Laws 2023

Laws 2018 (CAA annotated)


FIDE Arbiters Manual October 2022


Laws(2018) in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Laws(2018) in English, German, Russian, Italian



Copies of the current Laws can be downloaded from the links opposite.

Only the Laws in English are official. The Laws in various languages are given with the English equivalent which may help arbiters with foreign players or when working abroad.

Historical Laws can be found on the attached page. These include both the FIDE Laws throughout the years and early versions which were accepted in Britain.

In addition there is another page of what can best be described as odds and ends.  Bughouse rules are included.