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IECG: The International Email Chess Group
IECG: free email and web server chess for all players


We are a professionally run organisation offering free email and web server chess for players of all standard.

We have been providing free email chess since 1994. Beeing always at the front end of new developments in 2002 we started to offer our server tournaments.

IECG Rules and Regulations Page

IMPORTANT : Rules are subject to changes due to experience with encountering different problems during tournaments. At this moment we have:

  1. Version 4.2 (August 27, 1996)
  2. Version 5 (August 1, 1998)
  3. Version 5.1 (June 27, 1999)
  4. Version 5.1a (January 12, 2000)
  5. Version 6.0 (November 15, 2000)
  6. Version 6.1 (April 8, 2001)
  7. Version 6.2 (June 4, 2001)
  8. Version 6.3 (November 6, 2001)
  9. Version 6.4 (January 1, 2002)
  10. Version 6.4a (January 1, 2003)
  11. Version 6.5 (January 1, 2004)
  12. Version 7.0 (March 1, 2006): THE LATEST
The latest version is always valid for *all* tournaments and matches, except for those particular rules that are in clear conflict with other particular rules in older versions, and *only* in case the tournament started before the release date of the latest version. Tournament Secretaries will always rule according to the latest version, unless a player explicitly requests a ruling according to older versions by filing a detailed complaint.

Our Rules and Regulations 7.0 (latest version) are available

Additional information about IECG title noms:

You may also find the following files useful for reference (please refer to the above in case of inconsistencies):

Documents for the IECG Tournament Secretaries:



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IECG: The International Email Chess Group