Senior Arbiter Examination at Agartala, Tripura

Senior Arbiter Examination at Agartala, Tripura

As per FIDE rules from 01.01.2013 onwards, all FIDE Rated tournaments and Grandmaster tournaments should have only licensed Arbiters.  Only the three categories of Arbiters – IA, FA & Senior Arbiter will be recognized as technical officials to conduct FIDE rated tournaments by AICF. As per AICF decision, all the arbiters have to register with AICF with annual fee of Rs.1000/-. Henceforth, only those arbiters who are registered with AICF and subsequently with FIDE are being allowed to participate in tournaments as technical officials.

On behalf of the All India Chess Federation, All Tripura Chess Association (ACTC) will be organising a Senior Arbiter Examination at Agartala, at 02.00 PM on Sunday, 28th May 2017. However, the ATCA will conduct a doubt clearing session for the benefit of aspiring arbiters from 09.00 AM to 01.00 PM on the day of the examination.

Interested persons, who have completed 18 years of age, may kindly send the attached registration form filled and duly forwarded by their respective state association along with a fee of Rs.4000/- by Demand Draft favouring All India Chess Federation payable at Chennai. The same may be sent to All India Chess Federation, 70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai – 600 003, on or before 20th May 2017. Please be informed that you will attend the examination at your own cost including boarding & lodging.  Only first 30 persons will be accommodated

Course material for the examination will be available for downloaded from the website and participants are requested to come prepared for the examination.

Organizers : All Tripura Chess Association

Date          :  28/05/2017

Venue        :  Sahid Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel, Kunjaban, Agartala.

Resource person for doubt clearing session: Prof.R. Anantharam IA, Chairman, Arbiters’ Commission, AICF

Contact persons:

All Tripura Chess Association C/o Mr.Pradip Kumar Choudhury, Secretary United Commercial Bank, Agartala Branch, Kaman Choumuni Agartala – 799 001  Phone : 9436168780/9436475824/8131980488, e-mail: pradip chaudhuri <[email protected]>

Study Material

Question pattern & Model Questions

The question pattern for the forthcoming Senior Arbiter Examination is given below:

Number of multiple choice questions        :40                40 x 1 = 40 marks

Number of short answer type questions   :05                05 x 1 = 05 marks

True/false questions                               :05                05 x 1 = 05 marks

Total                                                               50 marks

Duration of examination :  2 hours and 30 minutes

Participants, consulting with each other during the examination may be disqualified.

Model Questions

1) A player makes his first move e4 with right hand and presses the clock with right hand. He makes his second move Nf3 with his left hand and presses the clock with left hand. His opponent objects to it. What is your decision?

  1. a) White’s action is correct.
  2. b) White’s action is wrong. He must make all the moves with right hand and press the clock with right hand only.
  3. c) White’s action is wrong. He must make all the moves with right hand but may press the clock with any hand.
  4. d) White’s action is wrong. He may make all the moves with any hand but must press the clock with right hand       [         ]

2) A game was played with 5 minutes for each player with no increment. White makes an illegal move. The arbiter, who is present, must

  1. a) interfere and add two minutes to opponent
  2. b) interfere and declare White as lost
  3. c) interfere and add two minutes to opponent, only if the opponent claims an illegal move
  4. d) declare White as lost, only if Black claims. If Black does not claim, game will continue [         ]

3)  White:Kd6, P- h7                          Black: Ra8, Kd8

White played h7 to h8 and removed the pawn from h8. While requesting the arbiter to give him a queen, his flag fell. Black claims win on time and White claims checkmate, as he had already told the arbiter to give a queen and Qh8 will be a checkmate.

  1. a) Black’s claim is correct
  2. b) White’s claim is correct, as checkmate wins, even if the move is not made
  3. c) it is a draw
  4. d) the arbiter’s decision is final [ ]

4) In a national championship, player A was paired with B in the second round. B did not turn up and lost by forfeit. When the sixth round pairings were made, B and A were again paired and the pairing was displayed. B objected that he should not be paired with A.

  1. a) The claim by B is correct
  2. b) the pairing is correct
  3. c) as the pairing has been displayed, it should not be changed. Anyhow, the pairing is wrong
  4. d) if the arbiter wants to change, he shall change the pairing. [ ]

5) The minimum number of rated opponents to be met by an unrated player to get rating is

  1. a) 5 b) 7 c) 4                    d) 9           [        ]

6) Black’s king is on e8 and its knight on e7 is pinned by White’s rook on e1. Now, Black plays Nxd5 and presses the clock. White plays Rxe8 and completes his move. What is the action to be taken by the arbiter?

7) State true or false:

At the start of the game having a default time of 15 minutes, White arrives at the board and Black has not turned up. When the arbiter says “Start your game”, White starts Black’s clock immediately. White’s action is correct.