The Italian Chess Federation Federazione Scacchistica Italiana (FSI) is the governing chess organization of Italy. It is a member of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and FIDE (the World Chess Federation).
Only the three-member office staff receives compensation.
The Italian Chess Federation is structured in terms of clubs which are members of the federation, and individuals which are members of the clubs. All individual memberships are made through the clubs and are on a calendar year basis with the individual being a member of only one club for any particular calendar year.
2011 Membership Statistics:
Since memberships are on an annual basis as opposed to a rolling basis, complete 2012 statistics will be not available until December 31, 2012.