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Subject: Re: WMCCC

Author: Ed Schröder

Date: 07:55:06 09/27/97

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On September 26, 1997 at 23:49:32, Robert Hyatt wrote:

 

>The only fact I know about the situation is that Mchess did *not* 

>enter

> before the official deadline.  Personally, I see no excuse in that.  

>At

> more than one event in the past, I entered Cray Blitz with the proviso 

>that

> I might not be able to arrange machine time...  and on a couple of 

>occasions

> I backed out.  That is why there is a waiting list.  Why Marty didn't 

>get an

> application in on time is anybody's guess.  But it was advertised in 

>plenty of

> time, so I am basically unsympathetic.  I'd like to see genius, mchess 

>and

> rebel there.  We likely won't see any.  But trying to displace an 

>already

> accepted program with a late arrival makes no sense.  If anybody is to 

>blame,

> it is Marty (or Richard or Ed) as the entry deadline was published in 

>several

> different places.  





I told David clearly I wouldn't participate.

 Why would you blame me?

 

- Ed -

 



>Deadlines are deadlines.  I don't see any issue here 

>of

> being fair, or just, or anything else.  Just following the written 

>letter of

> the announcement precisely, which is all we can really ask of 

>anyone...

> 




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