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The Chess Organiser´s Handbook

219 pages, paperback, Hardinge, 2006.

From the Series »Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics«

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"For me and many arbiters, Stewart Reuben's book is our bible." Casto Abundo, Rating Administrator, Elista FIDE Office.

This third edition, as weil as updated comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of running toumaments, also contains the new FIDE (World Chess Federation) Official Laws of Chess. These Laws were revised at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia, with changes taking effect fram July 2005.

  • Several new chapters have been added on inputting games, websites, junior chess and peripheral events.

  • The FIDE Tille Regulations have been fully revised since the last edition, substantially due to the efforts of Stewart Reuben. Wh at is pravided here are the necessary rules, wh ich will enable an organiser or arbiter to run a tille norm event

  • Various Swiss Pairing Systems are compared critically.

  • Information given pravides what is practically a blue-print to enable an organiser to put together a tournament

Stewart Reuben is internationally recognised as one of the world's foremost chess organisers and arbiters. He is currently Chairman of the FIDE Organizers Committee; Secretary of the Rules and Tournament Regulations Committee, member

of the Title and Ratings Committee and of the Qualification Commission. He is also past Chairman of the British Chess Federation. He has officiated at and/or organised numerous top-level events, including the World Championship. He holds

three FIDE fitles: Arbiter, Organizer and Candidate Master.

Language English
Author Stewart, Reuben
Publisher Hardinge
Series Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Medium Book
Weight 260 g
Width 12.5 cm
Height 20.5 cm
Pages 219
ISBN-10 1843821702
ISBN-13 978-1843821700
Year of Publication 2006
Binding paperback

005 Acknowledgements

008 Bibliography

009 Preface A Year in rhe Life of a Chess Congress Organiser

011 Chapter 1 The Organiser's Objectives

013 Chapter 2 WhatType of Competition?

024 Chapter 3 Deciding the Prize Structure

029 Chapter 4 Preparing rhe Budget

032 Chapter 5 Venues for Large Events

036 Chapter 6 The Role of the Arbiter

044 Chapter 7 Equipment

052 Chapter 8 Chess Clocks and Timing Games

059 Chapter 9 Swiss Pairing Systems

082 Chapter 10 The 2005 FIDE Laws of Chess

115 Chapter 11 Comments on the Laws of Chess

125 Chapter 12 Withdrawals

127 Chapter 13 Tie-break Systems

132 Chapter 14 FIDE Tide Regulations

161 Chapter 15 FIDE Rating Regulations

177 Chapter 16 Cornrnenrs on Ratings and Tide Regulations

186 Chapter 17 Information Systems

189 Chapter 18 Inputting Games

196 Chapter 19 How to be a Tournament Webmaster

201 Chapter 20 Peripheral Activities

204 Chapter 21 Events for Children


206 Appendix 1: Blank Crosstables and Berger all-play-all tables

213 Appendix 2: Tables for the Scheveningen System

215 Appendix 3: Hilton Pairings

217 Appendix 4: Calculation of Ratings of new players

The Chess Organiser´s Handbook