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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 May '15 14:31
    headed to the USCF
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    14 May '15 00:05
    ICF = International Canoe Federation, or did you mean the International Cremation Federation. Other possibilities include: Irish Cycling Federation, International Carrom Federation, and the International Cable Federation. Wikipedia lists some other possibilities as well, but none seem frightfully relevant to chess. What is the ICF?
  3. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    14 May '15 02:14
    The USCF is such a hack organization. They let just about anyone in.
  4. 14 May '15 03:40
    I'm baffled as well Deep Thought.

    Mind you this new jargon twitter speech has always foxed me.

    It took me six months to figure out what ROFL was. (infact I had to ask.)
  5. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    14 May '15 05:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    headed to the USCF
    Impressive

    http://www.uschess.org/content/view/13060/141
  6. 14 May '15 07:13 / 1 edit
    I think ICF should have been FSI:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Chess_Federation

    I was very surprised when Caruana decided to play for Italy rather than the USA when he first appeared on the scene and it became clear he was destined to become one of the world's best. Italy has no recent history of a strong or well supported chess culture.

    The USA is going to have an incredibly strong team in the next Olympiad, assuming that their top four all play.
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    14 May '15 22:34
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    I think ICF should have been FSI:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Chess_Federation

    I was very surprised when Caruana decided to play for Italy rather than the USA when he first appeared on the scene and it became clear he was destined to become one of the world's best. Italy has no recent history of a strong or well supported chess culture.

    The ...[text shortened]... g to have an incredibly strong team in the next Olympiad, assuming that their top four all play.
    Pretty sure he went there just for access to European tourneys, even if none took place in Italy proper.