Laws Historic

Previous Versions of the FIDE Laws

2018

2017

Addendum Law 11.3

2014

2009

2005

2001

1997

1993

1989

1985

1980 Changes

1980

Interpretations 1975-79

1975

1966

1956 Changes

1955

1931 - 1st FIDE Laws (BCF version)

1928 - 1st FIDE Laws (French)

Historic Versions of the Laws

1617 - Il Gioco de gli scacco  Carrera

1630? - Greco

1640? - The Famous Game of Chesse-play

1656 - The Royall Game of Chesse

1749 - Philidor (Analysis of the Game)

1750 - Sopra il giuoco degli scacchi Ercole Del Rio

1766 - Il giuoco degli scacchi Cozio

1775 - Traits Theorique et Pratique du jeu des Echecs

1775 - Hoyles Games Improved

1795 - Neue Theoretische-praktische Allgaier

1804 - Intro to History & Study

1805 - A New Guide to Chess

1805 - Elements of Chess

1808 - Society or Club of Chess in England

1808 - Treatise on the Game of Chess JH Sarratt

1808 - Mr Hoyle

1817 - Practical Chess Grammar

1817 - An Easy Introduction to the

1818 - An Easy  Guide to the Game

1820 - Ercole Del Rio Transl. of Greco

1820 - Easy Introduction

1822 - Elements of the Game

1825 - Studies of Chess

1827 - Elements of the Game of Ch.

1827 - Encyclopeadia Britannica

1829 - Boys Own

1832 - Walkers A New Treatise

1832 - Celebrated Analysis

1835 - A New Guide to Chess

1837 - Chess Players Handbook

1837 - Accomplished Chess Player

1839 - Chess Made Easy G Walker

1840 - Chess Player

1841? - London Chess Club

1842 - Chess Board Companion

1858 - Freres Chess Hand-Book

1859 - The Chess Handbook

1859 - Chess Players Instructor

1860 - Chess Praxis

1860 - Handbook of Chess

1862 - British Chess Association

1883 - London International Laws

1889 - Modern Chess Instructor

1889 - Handbuch des Schachspiels  PR von Bilguer

1894 - Proposed British Chess Code

1897 - British Chess Company

1903 - British Chess Code

1910 - Blue Book

1912 - 1st BCF Laws

1949 - CHESS magazine proposals

Changes from Previous Version of FIDE Laws

2018 (from 2017)

2017 (from 2014)

2014 (from 2009)

2009 (from 2005)

2005 (from 2001)

2001 (from 1997)

1997 (from 1993)

1993 (from 1989)

1989 (from 1985)

 

Interpretations