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by Roger de Coverly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4139

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

The point I was trying to make can be summarised as follows: a) Will FIDE processing automatically reject a results file if the date of birth data field is omitted or empty? You would hope that it would only check for date of birth as part of the creation of the record for a new player. Given that ...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

The fact that he states that the banking problems are in no way part of an election manoeuvre will doubtless be taken in some quarters as further proof that they are. Do we assume then that the Swiss Treasurer will be using his influence such that Switzerland doesn't vote for Kirsan as President in...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4139

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

I don't expect the ECF office to fill in the missing data if the date of birth is absent (even if they know it, which they may very well not). Apart from new players, FIDE and thus the ECF Office will know the date of birth. One of the possible consequences of the new legislation is that even where...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4139

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Michael Flatt wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:46 am
I believe a date of birth is only required when registering a new player.
Is it still the case that all rating files can only reach FIDE via the ECF office?
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4139

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

If you ask for the Date of Birth as well, you can identify the player nevertheless. If you've quoted grading code and FIN there's no need to quote Date of Birth. Unless there's a grader on the control team, tournament organisers shouldn't have access to date of birth, so would have to rely on addre...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4139

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

The current system in which individual graders are supplied with individuals' dates of birth held on a Master Grading Database has been identified as an area of concern since it involves widespread sharing of sensitive personal data. Earlier today, I entered my next few tournaments. I was struck th...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do you buy your chess books?
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: Where do you buy your chess books?

charlesgalofre wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:48 pm
apart from that I am lost for ideas.
There are a number of specialist suppliers of chess books and equipment in the UK. One of the largest is Chess & Bridge whose website is www.chess.co.uk .
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Re: BOURNE END RAPIDPLAY CONRESS

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Does anyone know if the Bourne End Rapidplay congress is taking place this year. I am unable to find any entry forms and there is nothing on the website about it.
It isn't.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

chess.com has an update. https://www.chess.com/news/view/swiss-bank-to-close-fide-account-over-ilyumzhinov The story is that UBS are closing the bank account from the end of April, rather than that it has already happened. The Swiss Treasurer of FIDE hasn't always been anti Kirsan. http://www.chessd...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website

What is the surname of this wonder child? Searching the FIDE rating list for ARM and "Mik" comes up with a couple of candidates, neither with impressive ratings. Chess in Armenian schools is a story the BBC has run before http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13140772 from 2011 for example. The six ye...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

The BBC report is accurate which was the original post. Read the first line of the BBC report The World Chess Federation (Fide) says its Swiss bank accounts have been closed after its president was accused of facilitating transactions on behalf of the Syrian government. FIDE says I think the Leon W...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

The USB bank account has not been unfrozen. Read the posting. The implication is that the FIDE Treasurer is crying wolf. That's quite consistent with the observation that there's a civil war inside FIDE with those who opposed the Presidential aspirations of Kok, Karpov and Kasparov now wanting to s...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9530&start=30#p211306

is a post which claims the imminent loss of FIDE banking facilities has been somewhat exaggerated.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 44
Views: 2603

Re: Northumbria Masters

They did the numbers and presented them, and the world voted to approve the system. That doesn't make it a closed question for all time. In particular the suggestion above is that it can distort the pairings for those in the running for prizes. Organisers have the option not to use acceleration, th...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: FIDE account closed

On a matter of detail, if a President steps aside the vacancy is not filled until the next scheduled election. So in practice this would have no effect, except that his name would disappear from the notepaper, which seems to be what the banks want. The stories on his personal website have him visit...