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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FIDE Launches Online Chess Playing Arena with AceGuard Super-Strong Anti-Cheating System

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Hi everyone, 

Here is some fantastic chess news: FIDE president Kirsan Ilyuzhinov today announced the launch of the beta version of the FIDE online chess playing arena. FIDE's official Internet playing platform has been developed in co-operation with CNC. In October 2013, after the Executive Board meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, the fully operational version of FIDE online arena will be in service and available all over the world.

FIDE president said, "FIDE firmly believes that online chess offers enormous opportunities for millions of chess lovers who are unable to regularly participate in over-the-board events for a variety of reasons: professional and family commitments, problems reaching tournaments and other difficulties, etc. Now FIDE makes the virtual real with an online arena that allows players to compete in top class tournaments with official FIDE ratings. The attractiveness and ease of online chess will also draw millions of new players - in particular the young. FIDE online arena will be an important step in achieving my goal of '1 billion chess players' throughout the world."

Some features of the online arena include:
- A highly sophisticated chess anti-cheating system AceGuard. Until now, it has been impossible to award official ratings for online chess because of the difficulty in preventing cheating. Now AceGuard will be an invaluable tool in the fight against cheaters. PremiumChess company has developed this revolutionary technology.
- When the full version of FIDE online arena starts in October, every move of every game played by full arena members will be monitored and extensively analyzed by the anti-cheating system and a special team of experts, creating a fair playing venue for all. 

While it is not possible to prevent some players from cheating, this constant highly detailed monitoring guarantees that they can be successfully identified and appropriate action taken. Every member's playing history is evaluated with a Fairness Index rating, allowing you to see quickly if an opponent is reliable or not.
- In addition, FIDE online arena offers a complete chess experience online: challenge games and tournaments, master challenge matches and simuls, free master lessons and lectures, full statistical analysis, broadcasts of major FIDE events, chat, game files, multi-lingual interface and much more - all from the comfort of your home or anywhere elsewhere you happen to be.
- So now you can enjoy all the features that FIDE online arena has to offer and very soon play in official FIDE events night or day, seven days a week.

Click on the screenshot or check out the FIDE online chess playing arena at this link.

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  • At August 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Just tried the Fide chess arena it is really nice but it puts me as a guest user maybe later on i can be listed

  • At August 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Washington said...

    Everything is just amazing about this platform. I am truly impressed. Folks do check it out!

  • At August 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM , Anonymous S.N. Colombo said...

    Trying to figure out how it works. It's fantastic. Please everyone send me a challenge my handle is xerox21.

  • At August 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    Great interface though at some point it will be paid :(

  • At August 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    Totally in love with the interface. Liking this idea of AceGuard, but what about people taking human help or taking help from some stronger chess player in the same room during a tournament?

  • At August 7, 2013 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, NZ said...

    I really like the idea of being able to play rated and prize tournaments any where. The sound scheme is cool. Are you playing there Chess Queen?


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