What does FIDE stand for?

World Chess Federation

Many of us know that FIDE is the leading world chess organization. But what does FIDE stand for?

FIDE stands for Fédération Internationale des Échecs, which literally translates into World Chess Federation. They are the governing body for most large chess events and create the rules for international competition. They also award players titles such as Grandmaster and International Master.

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