Am I going to get a FIDE account and FIDE ID if I create a World Chess account?
No. Your World Chess account will not be connected to FIDE unless you get your FIDE ID. FIDE ID is a unique identifying number. FIDE ID allows you to participate in FOA-rated and FIDE (over the board) rated tournaments. If you've never been assigned FIDE ID, you'll need a subscription to get one.
To subscribe, please click here and change your plan to PRO.
If you already have a FIDE ID, but wish to subscribe to activate your FIDE Online Account, please choose the "I already have FIDE ID" option while registering.
Players with active subscriptions and completed profiles are able to play on our platform with a FOA Rating, participate in official online tournaments, receive FOA Titles recognized by FIDE, and have an active, automatically updating profile on fide.com.
What is World Chess?
World Chess is a London-based media company that develops and commercializes chess. It’s an official broadcaster and commercial partner of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). World Chess organized the FIDE Championship Matches in Russia, the ...
What is FIDE Online Arena? Where do I start?
FIDE Online Arena is the exclusive online chess gaming platform recognized by FIDE and the only chess site in the world where players can play for the official online ratings and receive online titles. The FIDE Online Arena is fun and useful for both ...
How can I create a FOA account?
To create a FOA account, click on the "Become a member" button and choose your plan. After you choose your plan, click on the "Become a member" again, fill in all required info, and click "Confirm". To check if you need to subscribe to a PRO plan ...
How do I change my profile picture?
To change your profile picture, click on your avatar in the upper right corner of the page, then go to "Info & Bio" section, click on "Remove photo" underneath your avatar. As soon as the picture is gone, you can drag a new one. Don't forget then to ...
How can I change my personal info?
Please click on your profile picture, then click on "Info & Bio" to check your personal information details. You may see that you are not able to change some of your ID details. To correct your First and Last name, Country, or Federation, please send ...