Where do I start? Do I need a subscription?

Where do I start? Do I need a subscription?

  1. The FIDE Online Arena is fun and useful for both users who have a subscription and those who don’t. The subscription is for those who want to play online-rated games and work towards getting the FIDE Online Arena Titles recognized by FIDE. Playing rated games gives you a start in professional chess (here is where you can buy a subscription).


    But you can also enjoy the Arena without having a paid subscription. You can:

    • Play unrated games and play for a World Chess rating

    • Play in some unrated tournaments

    • Analyze your games 

    For some of these features, you might consider registering for free — you will be able to save your game history and chat with friends and opponents. 


    You might be eligible for a free Pro subscription if:

    • you have subscribed at Old Fide Arena and your subscription has not expired yet. In that case please send the sync request to support@worldchess.com 

    • you are an offline player titled with WIM / IM / WGM / GM

    Titled offline players will be assigned a free online pro membership.

    To get the promo code please send the following information to support@worldchess.com 

    • A selfie where you are holding your ID (passport or driver's license will work perfectly)

    • your current FIDE ID number

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