Sounds familiar indeed.JuLieN wrote:What about the PCCA (The Professional Computer Chess Association) ? Sounds familiar ?Carotino wrote:I think it is absurd to talk of ICGA. It'is simply dead.
This association has done a lot for chess engines... In the '70s and '80s! The trouble is that their leaders have stood firm in those years. They're waving a bogey (called "clone") trying to pretend to be the last barrier against barbarism, but in doing so, they are self-condemned to extinction... Like the dinosaurs. I tell them: "Thanks, you've done so much, you will be forever in our hearts, but now please ... Goodbye and thanks!
The solution is simple, and I turn to the proposal to 'all the authors of goodwill':
It takes a lot to make a new association? I think not. You just get together (virtually. We are no longer in the 80s, now there's internet!), decide the rules (simple and clear) and a few other details then... Simply play! Tournaments, leagues, match ... Everything is possible.
I think it would be important to create certain categories and different types of competition, later you can look a sponsors... I do not think this is very difficult.
Just like what happened in the year 1993 when the
strongest chess player at that time, Kasparov, formed
PCA (Professional Chess Association) and got out of FIDE.
GM Kasparov - GM Short PCA Wch 1993
GM Karpov - GM Timman FIDE Wch 1993