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B.3. Laws of chess

B.3. Laws of chess 

B.3.1 The general FIDE Laws of Chess shall be applied with their supplements and interpretations as accepted by the FIDE General Assembly.

B.3.2 In ECU teams competitions players may only agree to a draw after the 30th move has been made by black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited. If a player is offered a draw before the 30th move has been made by black, he should call an arbiter. His opponent shall be punished for distracting, according to the FIDE Laws of Chess. Senior Teams championships are excluded from this regulation.

B.3.3 For all Championships the default time at the start of all rounds shall be 15 minutes.

B.3.4 The FIDE Anti-Cheating guidelines are valid for all the European Championships.

(Ref. FIDE Hanbook A. Administrative subjects).

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