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Arnab Sengupta    (2008-04-15)

please tell me is the ICCF or FICGS rating recognised by FIDE?

Andrew Stephenson    (2008-04-15 10:33:37)

The ICCF is the only body sanctioned for correspondence chess by FIDE. All ICCF titles, championships and ratings are recognised by FIDE - this is what Wikipedia says and I believe it is correct.

Garvin Gray    (2008-04-15 11:46:49)
otb v iccf ratings

To add a bit more to Andrew's answer.

While ICCF is fide recognised?, it does not mean an online player can turn up to an over the board tournament and use that ICCF rating or ICCF title in an otb tournament.

Only ratings attained over the board can be used for other otb tournaments.

Arnab Sengupta    (2008-04-15 18:07:00)

Thanks guys..... well it would be nice if FIDE itself starts a correspondence game system....

Arnab Sengupta    (2008-04-16 18:58:26)

guys, wont it would be great if FIDE starts a correspondence game system or server play, which it will recognize....well someone should raise this issue to FIDE