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    Well, maybe just famous for a day.. here are some other sites that have run the story, in some fashion or other:
    ChessBase.com - Chess News - Female grandmaster wins Hamilton Rookies Shield!
    Steve Giddins' BCM blog: Tournament raider
    The Closet Grandmaster
    Lara Stock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Father and daughter play (and win) rookies tournament under false names : ChessVibes
    Doubleroo: Rookies Cup Raider

    All have a slightly different take on it. And chessbase didn't name the people, which chessvibes thought was silly. And Steve Giddins took a hard line. The story may appear in CHESS magazine (UK) some time soon as well.

    The Hamilton site has so far about 2000 (edit 10/3: 8000) hits for this story...750 from chessbase readers alone (and counting).

    Now if just a small fraction of that number came to Hamilton and played in some Hamilton events I would be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHump View Post
    Now if just a small fraction of that number came to Hamilton and played in some Hamilton events I would be happy.
    They might be scared-off by the competion
    The individual is hopeless without the group.
    The group is hopeless without its individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
    1. Contact Garry Bekker or Shaun Press. They would know to method of reporting to FIDE.
    2. Report it to FIDE.
    3. Have a lawyer draft a letter demand for return of monies..
    4. Following proof of identity, name them in all relevant publications.

    These players are thieves. It is important that chess communities in all countries to know who is in their midst.

    Remember that your personal reputation and your club will be negatively effected if the thieves are not pursued. Always try to do what is right and have no regrets.

    Good luck !
    You're being too hard on them. I am sure they have learned from their mistake.
    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    If Jesus had given a false name he may still be alive today
    He is still alive today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just2Good;[FONT="Georgia"
    He is still alive today.[/FONT]
    with that hole in his gut, when ascending up to Heaven he got the decompression bends badly - he fizzed off into the universe like a farting balloon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just2Good View Post
    [FONT="Georgia"]You're being too hard on them.
    Actually I toned it down from, "Kidnap them, kill them and then post the video on Youtube under the title "Chess cheats get pwned"."
    The individual is hopeless without the group.
    The group is hopeless without its individuals.

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    about 5+ years ago it would have helped matt get into a major comp or two if he had used a false name

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    Shump,
    Well done on naming and shaming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor Goldenberg View Post
    Shump,
    Well done on naming and shaming!
    Like when they named and shamed those Israeli Aussie passport holders who killed that Palestinian in Saudi last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Like when they named and shamed those Israeli Aussie passport holders who killed that Palestinian in Saudi last year
    You do suffer from incontinence, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor Goldenberg View Post
    You do suffer from incontinence, don't you?
    That's what all the ladies at the Byron Bay retirement centre said, but AC denies it was him and says it was some other old grandpa.

    In any event, the young fresh out of university nurse was less than impressed, and shortly thereafter she embarked upon a new career - this time in office administration.
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    Hahhahahahahaha,

    This story just got so much more interesting! Chess is for life my friends, not just for Neo-cons who want to play after work!!

    Doubleroo

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    Hamilton Press ran a story yesterday on this - the article is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHump View Post
    Hamilton Press ran a story yesterday on this - the article is here.
    Exposure you cannot buy. Scandals are priceless for normalising minority groups.
    The individual is hopeless without the group.
    The group is hopeless without its individuals.

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