Why do we request a picture of you and your ID?

Why do we request a picture of you and your ID?

According to our Privacy Policy and FIDE Regulations, we are unable to proceed with the verification of your account unless you provide us with a picture of yourself holding your passport. We need to be sure that a player's profile corresponds to a player's identity. It's like checking into a hotel or booking plane tickets. Thank you for your understanding!
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