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    All in all, its a good move as more players will get a chance to become part of the ''big scene'' as well as make a little bit of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    That tension reminds me of very similar arguments about the Cricket World Cup.
    Yes, some similarity. Another comparison is with tennis, where top seeds go straight into the main draw in major events and the lower tier play qualifiers among themselves. Though in tennis some players get wild cards to bypass the qualifiers - let us hope that FIDE doesn't emulate that.

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    FIDE measures re COVID-19:

    http://wstcc2020.net/information/fid...rity-protocol/

    FIDE have also announced that players will not be sanctioned for skipping handshakes before games.
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    FIDE Qualification Commission Coronavirus Response

    https://www.fide.com/news/443

    This concerns how FIDE is dealing with ratings issues for tournaments halted prematurely, cancelled, moved etc because of COVID-19.
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