The Fédération Internationale des Echecs, (FIDE for short), is the recognised international federation (World Chess Federation) in the domain of chess.
FIDE is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the supreme body responsible for the game of chess and its Championships. FIDE has the sole rights to organise the World Chess Championships and the Chess Olympiads.
FIDE unites National Chess Federations throughout the world and oversees all International competitions. FIDE is concerned exclusively with chess activities.
FIDE Rating List (November 2010 )
Computer Chess Rating List (CCRL) (November 2010)
FIDE Affiliated International Organizations