All India Chess Federation (AICF)

Founded in 1951, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is the central administrative body for the game of chess in India. The federation is affiliated to Fédération Internationale des échecs (FIDE), the world body for chess. The Federation which is known to produce champions like Viswanathan Anand, Nihal Sarin, and many other grandmasters is also in charge of managing women's chess in India.

AICF Affiliates

All Assam Chess Association
No-E/57 New Adabari Colony, Store Gate Pandu Near Buddha Mandir Guwahati-781012. 

All Bihar Chess Association
Shiv nagar, Behind Beur jail,Beur, Anisabad Patna-2

All Tripura Chess Association
Malanchanagar, Kunjavan, Kunjavan Post Office, 
Agartala - 799006.

All Jharkand Chess Association
All Jharkhand Chess Association BIRLA CAMPUS, 
Ranchi - Purulia Road, 
Village - ARA, P. O. - Mahilong, Ranchi - 835103

Andaman Nicobar Chess Assn
Paradise Tours & Travels, MB 204, Junglighat, Port Blar S.Andaman - 744 103

The Andhra Pradesh Chess Association
Opp. Aditya College, Adithya Nagar, NELLORE-524 002 

All J&K Chess Association
All J&K Chess Association, 329, Sector C, Sainik Colony, 
Jammu - 180011

Chess Association Kerala
Chess association kerala Aaryattuparambil Building Behind Andhara Bank, 
Kanjikuzhy, Kottayam, Kerala-686004

Chandigarh Chess Association
H.No.58, Sector 16-A, Chandigarh - 160 015

Chess Association of Uttaranchal
Birunagala Farm, Gidhpuri, Darau Road, Kichha, U.S.Nagar, 
Uttaranchal - 263148

Delhi Chess Association
Hotel KC Plaza, 5588, Basant Road, Opposite New Delhi Railway Station, Paharganj, New Delhi - 110055

Gujarat State Chess Association
Rifle Club, Nr. Bhavan's College, Khanpur,
Ahmedabad 380001 Gujarat, INDIA

Goa Chess Association
194A, Radha Niwas, Maimolem, Vasco-Da-Gama, Goa.

H.P.State Chess Association
Himachal Pradesh State Chess Association Near Tara Mandir, 
Kangra District Himachal Pradesh - 174001 

The Haryana Chess Association (Regd.)
305/12, Chandra Bhawan, Jawahar Nagar (Jacubpura), 
Gurgaon-122001 (Haryana).

Mizoram Chess Association
J- 77 Republic Veng, Aizwal, Mizoram - 796 001 

Meghalaya Chess Association
Lama Villa, Shillong.Meghalaya India-793002

Manipur Chess Association
Uripok Khoisnam Leikai Imphal West - 795 001

M.P.Chess Association
12, Deendayal Parisar, BJP Complex, Opp. Habibganj Station Bhopal -462016 

All Marathi Chess Association
K-3, 1/1, N-5, CIDCO, Milan nagar Gulmohar Colony Aurangabad-431003 Maharashtra

Nagaland Chess Association
Directorate of Soil & Water Conservation Office, Kohima : Nagaland

All Orissa Chess Association
At/ po Korian District...Dhenkanal...PIN 759013 

Pondicherry State Chess Association
29, Cholan Street, West Vengateswara nagar, Saram Pondicherry - 605 013

Punjab State Chess Association
C-104 Hamilton Towers, Nakodar Road Near Wadala Chowk,
Jalandhar City, Punjab - 144003

Tamil Nadu State Chess Association
Hall 75, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai-600 003

Telangana State Chess Association
Akshaya Apartments, Somajiguda, Khairtabad, Hyderabad -500 082

United Karnataka Chess Association
7th main,7th cross, Ramanjaya road Hanumantha nagar, Bangalore560019 

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Chess Association (CPCA)
Avinash house, Maruti Business Park, G.E.Road, Raipur, C.G. - 492 001.

UP Chess Sports Association
C/o. Surander Kumar Hon.General Secretary 548, Sector - 13, Indra Nagar, Lucknow - 220016


I have renewed another player’s id by mistake , what to do?
You can send the payment proof and we will get it correct.

How to change my FIDE flag to Indian and explain the procedure?
A request can be send to AICF to change the flag. Hence, necessary FIDE fee will be applicable

Explain the procedure to register with AICF, and let me know if it is compulsory to register with state/district?
You can register online. Most of the state associations however expect the players to be registered with them, while registering with AICF, kindly check with your respective state associations.

I am a rated player but have not played in any rated tournament for many years now. And hence I do not remember my fide id and I cannot find my name in the fide rating list.
You need to let us know  about the name of the tournaments that you have participated recently (if the rating has gone below 1000, the player will become unrated).

I have done my AICF registration. Can you let me know the status of my FIDE id. as I have to play in a rated tournament soon.
It takes 3 working days for AICF to create a FIDE id, you can send a mail to AICF with the Subject: FIDE ID CREATION and it will be done asap.

I had done a online registration but it is still pending. I have also paid the money online and it has been debited from my account but not showing necessary credit in the system?
You need to send your transaction id and date to do the needful.

I have paid my player registration/Arbiter registration twice, will it be possible to adjust the excess amount paid for next year ?
No, there is no such option to adjust the money for the next year. However, the extra money can be returned to your bank account. You are required to share your bank details to process the necessary refund.

What can it be done when we have two FIDE ids?
You can send the details of both the FIDE Ids to with a copy to After the required payment of fees is made, the performance of both the Ids will be merged and one FIDE Id will be deleted. A charge of Euros 50 has to be made for the same.

I have done my registration through FIDE online arena, so can I participate in rating tournament, if yes, what is the procedure. If no, Why?
Yes, one can participate in rating tournament with their online arena FIDE Id. However, AICF players registration is mandatory, if you are a Indian citizen.

I have a wrong photo in AICF / FIDE.
You need to send your correct photo to by mentioning your AICF & FIDE Id for correcting the same.

AICF Contact Details

Chennai Office : Hall No. 70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai – 600003

Delhi Office : 5588, Basant Road, Paharganj, New Delhi – 110055
Website :

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