President: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (RUS)
Official website: www.fide.com
Member National Federations: 186
Continental Bodies: Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, Europe
World Championship every 2 years; U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20 World Championships; Continental Championships in Africa, Americas, Asia-Oceania and Europe; World Championships for people with disabilities are organised by affiliated organisations.