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    Ah yes, poutine. More than junk food but not...

    Ah yes, poutine. More than junk food but not quite cuisine....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTBB8IY12QM

    Steve
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    CFC website issues

    I know there have been previous threads on this but things are getting worse.

    1. The puzzle from Chessgames.com stopped appearing a couple of weeks ago.

    2. The virus/script behaviour changed a...
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    Kitchener Chess Festival

    The Kitchener Chess Festival is coming up soon on the August long weekend. Details are at http://www.chessfest.ca. It appears that today is the last day for the first stage of early-bird...
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    Don't forget Dark Star! Steve

    Don't forget Dark Star!

    Steve
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    Hi Hugh: I got an email with the link on April...

    Hi Hugh:

    I got an email with the link on April 20, 2018. The "sender" was Bob Gillanders. I will send you a private message with the link.

    Steve
  6. Here it is in an easier to read format. The...

    Here it is in an easier to read format. The sections have been sorted by rating, and I think the FIDE/CFC/FQE columns are correct for the information in Aris' post.




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  7. Which apparently can't be watched without a...

    Which apparently can't be watched without a subscription. Anyway, it was featured prominently on the main page of the SI website..

    Steve
  8. Chess getting some unexpected mainstream press

    Sports Illustrated's main page (at least a few minutes ago) featured a link to the upcoming match. I haven't tried going there from a clean computer so I don't know how much is being fished from...
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    If I go to the CFC website using an older version...

    If I go to the CFC website using an older version of Chrome (using a laptop which still runs XP, and thus an older version of Chrome) I end up with a page prompting me to upgrade chrome. If I choose...
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    Hi Victor: Thank-you very much for taking the...

    Hi Victor:

    Thank-you very much for taking the time to give such a comprehensive explanation. I look forward to watching the team perform this year and I'll look forward to your summary afterwards....
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    Hi Victor: Thanks for posting this. I had...

    Hi Victor:

    Thanks for posting this. I had wondered what the board order would be. Could you please outline your reasoning? I seem to recall that in the previous olympiad the idea was to put Bareev...
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    Hi Kevin: I'm only a class "c" player (with...

    Hi Kevin:

    I'm only a class "c" player (with occasional surges into "b" and occasional plummets into "d") so my perspective is going to be different that yours or Aris' views. At the levels I play...
  13. Hi Kevin: I regularly visit this discussion...

    Hi Kevin:

    I regularly visit this discussion board but don't post a lot so I will usually just be seen as "guest". I really appreciate your contributions though, particularly recently. You've...
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    Those pesky KGB agents at it again I guess. Or...

    Those pesky KGB agents at it again I guess. Or maybe Wikileaks is about to publish the long-awaited report on Canadian chess.

    Steve
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    Attn: Vlad

    In way of passing I would like to say that the seemingly never-ending squabbles you have with Sid Belzberg are becoming quite noxious, both in content and in the perceived aroma. Personally, I would...
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    Uhh, Larry, it was up this morning but it...

    Uhh, Larry, it was up this morning but it suddenly seems to have reset itself. A post I made along with a reply to it have disappeared along with Hugh Brodie's new thread about gamescores. I think...
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    Larry, did you forget to pay off the KGB agents...

    Larry, did you forget to pay off the KGB agents again?

    Steve
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    OMG! ChessTalk has crashed repeatedly for years...

    OMG! ChessTalk has crashed repeatedly for years and now we know the reason: Russian Agents!!

    Run for the hills!!!
  19. The current text on the page is different than...

    The current text on the page is different than the first one I got today (I was thinking maybe I had brought it down but I see this is a somewhat lingering issue). In any event it appears that either...
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    Hi Bob: I guess the question would be whether...

    Hi Bob:

    I guess the question would be whether there is anybody with the required skills who can also contribute their time. There there will be the inevitable problem of what happens when the...
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    The banner is a mess. It looks like it was made...

    The banner is a mess. It looks like it was made from three images that were poorly scanned from secondary material. The image at the left has a border but the others don't. The girl in the image at...
  22. Hi Bob: Good luck with your campaign, although...

    Hi Bob:

    Good luck with your campaign, although I do think that volunteering to be CFC president is like volunteering to be captain of Columbus's fourth ship.

    Steve

    (Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria,...
  23. Hi Bob: Regarding ratings, I can think of...

    Hi Bob:

    Regarding ratings, I can think of several reasons for not wanting to switch to FIDE, one of which is brought forward in your point B. Right we have a system where ratings and crosstables...
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    I don't see anywhere that John states he is...

    I don't see anywhere that John states he is challenging anything. He is running the same sections that have been run in the past and which directly map with the WYCC sections. The winner of a section...
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    I doubt that very much. You seem to be trying to...

    I doubt that very much. You seem to be trying to make the argument that there is some sort of cognitive significance to the specific cut-off points for the age groupings.

    Steve
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