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    Yeah also a BIG good luck - Tony - in Guam from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    In the light of this, and your hard-fought effort against Beliavsky at the 1982 Ollyimpiad, I can personally guarantee that there will be no attacks (warm congratulations only) in case you secure your FM title at the Zonal .

    Should you become an IM though, I may still have something to say

    On a serous note, wishing you good luck with the tournament and good times in Guam (it is an interesting place to visit I guess)
    Thanks Michael, now I'll be able to sleep on the flight to Guam
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    Yeah also a BIG good luck - Tony - in Guam from me.

    Thanks Henrik
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Well, right now you are probably one of our strongest 2100-rated players. With an IM title you will suddenly be ''reclassified'' into Australia's weakest IM
    Discounting the fact that he's registered to NZL, if he won the thing he would probably gain the 13 ratings points currently needed for this to not be the case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Discounting the fact that he's registered to NZL, if he won the thing he would probably gain the 13 ratings points currently needed for this to not be the case!
    Yes, I thought of exactly the same argument but I'm sure Michael was just using hyperbole - that much loved Australian figure of speech that is predominant on this website.

    Besides, IM Paul Garbett (2222) is currently NZ's weakest IM and I'd be a long way short of that! And this discussion is decidedly 'academic' anyway as, assuming Max can complete nine rounds, the chances of anyone gaining an outright IM title at the Zonal are pretty negligible
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

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    I've moved a few posts discussing the perceived softness of Oceania Zonal titles to the more general "soft titles" thread:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ith-new-posts)

    I may move more. Anyone wishing to discuss thread placement of posts may do so in the Help and Feedback section only.

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