International Antichess Federation

International Antichess Federation



The International Antichess Federation (IAF) was founded in October 2020. It acts as a self-proclaimed governing body of Antichess competitions. Its purpose is to develop and popularize the Antichess variant and organize tournaments.


The IAF was founded by Antichess players who are active on Lichess (read about IAF and Lichess here), one of the most popular Antichess servers. The organization was born from the will of the players to have their discipline recognized in the world of international sport. Indeed, the founders want to bring Antichess out of the shadow of traditional chess favored by the internet platforms.


IAF is in charge of organizing Antichess tournaments, in particular, the Antichess World Cup (ACWC) and the Nations League. Additionally, it awards titles (Master Candidate, Master, International Master, Super Grand Master) to the best players (read more about Antichess titles here).

Steering Committee:

@changeopening: President
@ODMWND: Tournament Organization Director
@Kex09: Director The Ethics and Disciplinary Commission + norm analysis


M1. @PepsiNGaming (Member of Honor / ACWC World Champion 2 + 5/2020)
M2. @Xiped (Africa) (Software director)
M3. @Kotov_Syndrome (Head of the Individual Membership Commission)
M4. @SarangSule (Asia) (Lower category director + Asian Cup Organization)
M5. @Yourself101010 (Canada) (IAF / USA + Canada Cup Organization Streamer)
M6. @azoha (Head of the Financial Audit Commission)
M7. @ultimatesuperplayer (South America) (Organizing the South America + Mexico Cup)
M8. @Thesilentdemon (Antichess 960)
M9. @RealNP (Popularization of Antichess among the Masses)
M10. @Ak1969 (Head of legal department)
M11. @BBLGL (Director of the European LIVE Championship)
M12. @Ijh (general monitoring of IAF activity)
M13 @SoccerTan26 (statistician)
M14. @Pinni7 (norm analysis)