The Fédération internationale des échecs or Warld Chess Federation[1] is an internaitional organisation that connects the various naitional chess federations aroond the warld an acts as the govrening body o internaitional chess competeetion. It is uisually referred tae as FIDE /ˈfd/, its French acronym.[2]

Fédération internationale des échecs
(Warld Chess Federation)
MottoGens una sumus
"We are ane fowk"
FormationJulie 20, 1924
HeidquartersAthens, Greece
158 naitional associations
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

FIDE wis foondit in Paris, Fraunce on Julie 20, 1924.[3] Its motto is Gens una sumus, meanin "We are ane fowk". Its current preses is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.


  1. The Official Laws of Chess, 1989, FIDE, ISBN 0-02-028540-X, p. 7
  2. Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth (1992). The Oxford Companion to Chess (second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-19-280049-3.
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