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FIDE Council approves resolution on performing under FIDE flag

FIDE Council approved the below-mentioned changes to the simplified procedure for performing under the FIDE flag for players representing Russia/Belarus:

The right to play under the FIDE flag is granted until January 1 2024, unless decided otherwise. After this period, in the absence of other requests, the player will automatically be returned to the previous federation. 

For the avoidance of doubt, Art. 2.10 of the Regulations for Registration & Licensing of Players shall not apply to players from Russia/Belarus willing to perform under the FIDE flag insofar this Resolution is in force.

For the purposes of applying Article 1.4.2 of the FIDE Title Regulations, players under the FIDE flag who temporarily replaced it in a simplified procedure according to the following Council resolution ( are considered to be a foreign player with a status of the original federation for the purpose of titles calculations and all related matters.

All players who previously have been transferred to the FIDE flag, according to the resolution continue to perform under the FIDE flag unless they send a request to return to the flag of Russia/Belarus or to another federation. Applications for transfer to the new federation are considered within 1 month from the date of submission of the relevant documents by the new federation. In case of transfer, the right to the established transfer payments remains.

During the period from the moment of adoption of this resolution and until January 1, 2024, inclusive, each player can only use the right to switch to the FIDE flag once. This resolution enters into force on December 15, 2022.

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