The Associated Press reported on the 17th that the World Chess Federation (FIDE), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced on the 14th that, before further evaluation by the federation,transgenderWomen will not be allowed to participate in official women’s chess tournaments.
The World Chess Federation said that the federation and its federations are getting a lot of support.gender identityWhether or not trans women can participate in women’s chess competitions will depend on case analysis which could take up to 2 years.
The General Association stated: “Gender change will have a significant impact on a player’s status and future eligibility for competitions. Therefore, unless a player can provide relevant proof of gender change, gender may not be changed.”
The federation said that if a player with a female title changes her gender to male, it would be tantamount to “losing” her title, but if the player reverts to gender, she can regain the title. If a male player changes gender to female, all titles remain the same.
Chess titles are divided into public titles and women’s titles. Public titles are open to all chess players, while women’s titles are only available to female chess players.
The General Assembly stated that the transgender issue is an ongoing and emerging issue in the world of chess. According to research results in the future, relevant policies may need to be changed.