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  1. thanks, cool game (especially thanks that you...

    thanks, cool game (especially thanks that you posted it in a playable format!)
  2. Decades ago, I played the Bird's for a few years,...

    Decades ago, I played the Bird's for a few years, but I wasn't very dynamic with it. That's likely a reflection of my mediocre skill level rather than the opening itself. I also agree about the...
  3. Tremendous tip of the hat to Christina for...

    Tremendous tip of the hat to Christina for stepping in like that to whip together a team! Congrats to everyone! Thanks for posting about this Michael.
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    I'm gonna be a doing a lot of posting, please...

    I'm gonna be a doing a lot of posting, please check out ChessTalk, current thread:
    ...
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    - the expected schedule that is currently being...

    - the expected schedule that is currently being planned for:
    - Open: single Round-Robin, then 4-game PlayOffs [1stv4th & 2ndv3rd]:
    - Monday, May 31st:
    - R1 @ 630pm:
    - 1 v 12
    - 2 v...
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    So we had the Technical Meeting last hour, and...

    So we had the Technical Meeting last hour, and among other things, we did the classic Drawing of Lots. The Open section will be a 12-player 11-round single-round-robin, followed by 4-game playoff...
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    All players engaged!! Technical Meeting 7pm...

    All players engaged!!

    Technical Meeting 7pm Eastern tomorrow (Saturday) - Zoom link by email before then.

    For interested chess fans, we've lined up some Twitch action, stay tuned for the...
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    I still really need to hear back from Shiyam...

    I still really need to hear back from Shiyam Thavandiran and Michael Kleinman.

    Please check your email. Thanks, Aris.
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    ALL REGISTERED PLAYERS should have just received...

    ALL REGISTERED PLAYERS should have just received a critical email from me. If not, please check your spam. If still not, please email Victor Plotkin ASAP.

    Thank you, Aris Marghetis, Chief Arbiter.
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    Hello again, in case it's not clear from my...

    Hello again, in case it's not clear from my previous posts, the Arbiters would be "Online" from home (they WON'T be Hybrid Arbiters onsite with anyone)

    (and of course the Appeals Committee would...
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    I would like to shout out a big salute to the...

    I would like to shout out a big salute to the Arbiters who have stepped up this weekend for this Hybrid format! Without you, our players couldn't have kept striving through their play to advance!
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    bumping this, thank you

    bumping this, thank you
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    I need to assemble 2 Deputy Arbiters (paid...

    I need to assemble 2 Deputy Arbiters (paid positions) and 3 Appeals Committee members (honourary!)

    With the same deadline of May 26th, please email your application to arismarghetis at rogers dot...
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    Done, thanks.

    Done, thanks.
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    need to connect with Corinna Wan

    Hi Corinna, on behalf of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, I need to check something with you. Could you look at your email, hopefully soon.

    Thanks, best, Aris.
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    I'm pleased to report that after meeting with...

    I'm pleased to report that after meeting with Kingston Tourism last week, their supportive environment is being significantly augmented. Without quoting specific numbers; after the success of 2019,...
  17. I can also add that the "first pass" of sessions...

    I can also add that the "first pass" of sessions is well under way (Session 5 is starting within a few minutes). The around-the-world scheduling has been a fun exercise in itself, but I'm impressed...
  18. And FELICITATIONS to Pierre for being appointed...

    And FELICITATIONS to Pierre for being appointed as an Online Arbiter for these AIDEF Online Championships!
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    I'm not sure I've seen every post about this...

    I'm not sure I've seen every post about this subject, but at first glance, especially with everything Bob has been doing for years, like he's such a good chess man, why would we consider some minor...
  20. I would like to point out that some people will...

    I would like to point out that some people will not base their vote solely on whether they think Vlad should be removed. Some people will consider the continuing damage of letting this situation...
  21. Thank you for the second Kingston connection,...

    Thank you for the second Kingston connection, we're already emailing each other.
  22. Originally Posted by Patricia Gamliel Thank you...

    Originally Posted by Patricia Gamliel
    Thank you for redirecting this forum to its real goals. There is so many important items to deal with. I welcome the positive advancement of Chess through these...
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    I think we're agreeing here. Maybe it's just the...

    I think we're agreeing here. Maybe it's just the verb tenses that are mixing us up. What I think we're BOTH saying is that Canada's 2021 representatives will almost certainly not be determined via...
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    I'm not sure what postponement you're referring...

    I'm not sure what postponement you're referring to. KEC 2022 has nothing to do with our 2021 selections. Victor Plotkin is leading the planning for that, building around the Continental whose dates...
  25. I dunno folks, this is fatiguing. We keep hearing...

    I dunno folks, this is fatiguing. We keep hearing about some current Executive member not doing this or that, or blocking this or that. Then at our recent Special Meeting, we had a questionably...
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