The FIDE Online Arena is the Official International Chess Federation (FIDE) Gaming Platform and the only chess site in the world where players can receive FOA titles recognized by FIDE.
Operated by World Chess, the organizer of the iconic 2016 and 2018 World Chess Championships, the Arena is carefully designed to make players feel as if they are in a real chess tournament.
Registering at the Arena is free, and you can start playing chess immediately. Let's suppose you want to obtain the official FIDE Online Arena rating and have a chance to qualify for the FOA titles recognized by FIDE. In that case, you will have to subscribe to the annual €25 membership and verify your identity.