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    Titles from NAYCC 2019

    Congratulations to Svitlana Demchenko on her achievement of the Women's Interrnational Master title achieved at NAYCC in Kingston.

    Congratulations to Joshua Doknjas on his achievement of the FM...
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    I did a search on google for Breitbart. ...

    I did a search on google for Breitbart. Breitbart news did not come up. I downloaded Duckduckgo which is the unfiltered and non-tracking search engine. Breitbart was the first link that came up. ...
  3. Finally I am informed in a somewhat official...

    Finally I am informed in a somewhat official looking email that people are logging in to my Ubisoft account from various exotic locales. My default is not to trust such emails. Not to mention that...
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    No wonder they declined the foreign policy Munk...

    No wonder they declined the foreign policy Munk debate.
  5. And another thing,... my netflix account is...

    And another thing,... my netflix account is constantly being cancelled and they want me to click on a link to re-establish my account. I have never had NetFlix. I don't want NetFlix. I will never...
  6. The Canadian Women's Closed Championship and...

    The Canadian Women's Closed Championship and Zonal would be the factually and grammatically correct title of the women's portion of the tournament.
  7. Why would "Revenue Canada" be calling from Texas?

    I guess the do not call lists and robocall scams are not bearing fruit in the US so they are calling Canada. Unfortunately there was not a person on the other end and they can spoof phone numbers...
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    Its been many years since I watched it but I...

    Its been many years since I watched it but I remember recommendations to trade queens early and to aim for games of a strategic nature rather than tactical slugfests. I like Nigel as a person and as...
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    What is astonishing is the excuses given and...

    What is astonishing is the excuses given and offered in the paid apologist media in Canada. Political correctness only cuts one way. The masters of the universe are not bound by its ever shifting...
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    The Grandmaster Diet

    https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess

    We were looking for a breakthrough to popularize chess. This may be it.
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    That would certainly be a possibility. We would...

    That would certainly be a possibility. We would have to consult with our players. Also we might ask what happened in the past when we took that approach.



    There is already a program in place...
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    When an advertising spot on national tv costs...

    When an advertising spot on national tv costs $40,000 for 30 seconds and the cost of creating a professional commercial is probably into the hundreds of thousands you would have to double or likely...
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    The training camp does not necessarily have to be...

    The training camp does not necessarily have to be face to face. It could be a virtual training camp delivered via Skype and other enabling technologies. We actually talked to people and were shown...
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    The cost of advertising on CBC TV nationally for...

    The cost of advertising on CBC TV nationally for thirty seconds would probably be on the order of $40,000. We could blaze through the entire foundation funds with five minutes of ads. On top of...
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    They lost almost 1000 members because people got...

    They lost almost 1000 members because people got irritated that their orders were not being fulfilled in a timely basis. I have spent many hours talking to people about what happened back then.
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    Done. Its called FIDE Arena and apparently...

    Done. Its called FIDE Arena and apparently because of the deal that we made a few years ago, CFC members have advantages over USCF members.



    To run such an ad campaign would likely cost more...
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    What are the details of the "National Chess Week"...

    What are the details of the "National Chess Week" idea?

    To make the Closed an invitational round robin might make it difficult to get community sponsorship as we had this year and will have for...
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    8. Closing Comments by Chair

    I would like to thank everyone for their attendance in this meeting and for being engaged and willing to serve as voting members, officers and members of the board of directors for the Chess...
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    7. Closing Comments from Chair

    I would like to thank everyone for their participation in this meeting and also for their work as voting members of the Chess Federation of Canada. Most of you will be returning as incoming voting...
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    The Canadian Amateur Championship is the creation...

    The Canadian Amateur Championship is the creation of the Kitchener Chess Festival organizers as far as I can see.

    We are always looking at and talking about FIDE events. They tend to require...
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    A thought experiment

    The question came up in the AGM about the idea that FIDE was going to give 60000 Euros to the CFC. It is not a totally outlandish idea as the discussion has come up though not in that particular...
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    If we did get 60,000 Euros or $87,782.81 CAD from...

    If we did get 60,000 Euros or $87,782.81 CAD from FIDE or some other source with the understanding that we should use it to advance chess in Canada, how would you spend it? Suppose you would get a...
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    Once the election is finalized and we know for...

    Once the election is finalized and we know for sure who is on the executive we will discuss it and get back to you (hopefully quickly).
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    I was using Haiti as an example of a country that...

    I was using Haiti as an example of a country that would get development funds before Canada would. You are right that I do not know the situation in Haiti.
  25. That is correct though in most cases the people...

    That is correct though in most cases the people attending Pan-Am Youth Festival are simply people who want to go. We don't normally put up any barriers.
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