FIDE Online Arena

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The FIDE Online Arena is the Fédération internationale des échecs or World Chess Federation's (FIDE) commercial Internet chess server devoted to chess playing and related activities.[1] A test version of the server began on August 8, 2013; the fully operational version was announced for October 2013.[1]

The fully operational version of FIDE online arena was launched on April 4, 2014 with the announcement made by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Games played between two FIDE online arena members will be for FIDE online ratings. A plan to merge online and over-the-board FIDE ratings for the blitz and rapid time controls in the future was also announced.[2]

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