Chess Bans Trans

Aug 18, 2023 | Political News

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has has become the latest governing body to completely ban trans-identifying biological men from competing in women’s competitions.

FIDE introduced new guidelines that state “In the event that the gender was changed from a male to a female the player has no right to participate in official FIDE events for women until further FIDE’s decision is made.”

“Such decision should be based on further analysis and shall be taken by the FIDE Council at the earliest possible time, but not longer than within 2 (two) years period,” the guidelines add.

The guidelines continue, “If a player holds any of the women titles, but the gender has been changed to a man, the women titles are to be abolished.”