The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has issued new guidelines that prevent transgender women from participating in women’s events and will revoke some titles held by transgender players. The rules state that individuals who transition from male to female have “no right” to compete in official women’s events until further analysis is conducted, which could take up to two years. If a player holds titles in women’s categories and transitions to male, the titles will be abolished. The policy also allows FIDE to inform organisers and other relevant parties about a player’s gender change. Critics argue the policy is based on anti-trans ideas and is insulting to cisgender and transgender women.