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  1. (Foreign) Yes, they are not concerned with CFC ratings.

    Yes, they are not concerned with CFC ratings.
  2. (Foreign) Invitation International Open of Chess La Vega

    Estimado(a) Maestro(a):


    Le envío la promoción y convocatoria (ver adjuntos) al III Abierto Internacional de Ajedrez La Vega, a realizarse en República Dominicana del 20 al 25 de agosto del 2019....
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    I picked that video up a number of years ago and...

    I picked that video up a number of years ago and remember watching it, and finding it useful. I'm sure that people can find it at the CMA's Strategy and Games stores and website.
  4. (Foreign) Commonwealth Chess Championship June 29 to July 7

    Org. by Delhi Chess Association 29th June to 07th July 2019 Venue: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, 1, Central Business District, Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Maharaja Surajmal Marg, Delhi-32,...
  5. And yet so many countries that aren't supposed to...

    And yet so many countries that aren't supposed to have nuclear weapons have them.




    What do the proponents of the doomsday clock know? They are the same people who were saying that we would...
  6. How so? Any nuclear attack will likely not be by...

    How so? Any nuclear attack will likely not be by a country that can wipe us out. It is more likely to be a small terrorist type scenario. Go in the basement if you have one and stay there for a...
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    That is surprising. Any word of why they have...

    That is surprising. Any word of why they have done that? Justin Trudeau was very close to Fidel Castro. He wrote a glowing eulogy when he died.
  8. Good to know.

    Good to know.
  9. Institute on Governance Future Forum Conference

    I attended the IOG Future Forum Conference.

    The Agenda provided for my section of the program:

    A) Prohibitions on AI and Data Openness: Where Should AI be Banned?

    Artificial intelligence is...
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    I'm not sure that is quite accurate. I think...

    I'm not sure that is quite accurate. I think that like every other website we are under constant attack.
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    Interesting article. I am afraid that we still...

    Interesting article. I am afraid that we still have issues with the balance needed when considering our relationship with nature but almost anything coming out of the UN can be viewed with suspicion...
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    6. Closing Comments of Chair

    I would like to thank everyone who participated in this meeting of the voting members. I think that we will have an abbreviated meeting in one month to vote on the minor changes in the Olympiad...
  13. We look forward to receiving the bid.

    We look forward to receiving the bid.
  14. Items on the CFC to do list

    Here are the mostly short term items that we have to deal with as a federation over the course of the next one to three months

    1. Fix the problem with PayPal (If we don't fix it we can't get...
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    I can believe that. I know my own strength...

    I can believe that. I know my own strength varies widely in different situations.
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    The e-magazine is definitely on our to do list...

    The e-magazine is definitely on our to do list but at the moment it is probably number four or five on the list. At the moment PayPal is frozen so that leaps to the top of the list.
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    I believe there was a mechanism where people...

    I believe there was a mechanism where people could reset their rating long ago. I'm not sure that it is still in place.
  18. By default, we follow the FIDE laws of chess. I...

    By default, we follow the FIDE laws of chess. I think anti-cheating provisions are fairly well defined within FIDE and we should simply follow their lead and not try to reinvent the wheel.

    As...
  19. Technically, he is not an employee but a...

    Technically, he is not an employee but a contractor. I am more concerned with losing what he is doing on the newsfeed and facebook than any possibility of legal consequences of anything we do.
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    As long as we can comply with FIDE requirements...

    As long as we can comply with FIDE requirements for naming our team, then I would be in favour of this minor change in the rules. Lets codify it at our next meeting.
  21. They did the same thing when I did the North...

    They did the same thing when I did the North American. They didn't actually register or show up though.
  22. There is a problem with paypal. We are working...

    There is a problem with paypal. We are working on it.
  23. [QUOTE=Aris Marghetis;30403] You really have...

    You really have to check that spam folder on a regular basis. I find a great deal of important stuff winds up there.
  24. There is no doubt that there is unprecedented...

    There is no doubt that there is unprecedented interest in hosting chess events. I think we need to put that idea in front of local tourism bureaus. The trick will then be for the local organizers...
  25. The issue for most of these communities is that...

    The issue for most of these communities is that you have to start with a smaller event which does not necessarily require a Canadian Open or CYCC type of event or necessarily a bid to the CFC. A...
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