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May 1, 2003
Dear USCF,
This letter accompanies a tournament rating report for the 45th GEM CITY OPEN played April 25-27, 2003.
In that report you will find 150 games to be rated.  It is this director’s opinion one of the games should not be rated as it was not truly a game. 
This is the game between GM Wojtkiewicz (white) and GM Kreiman (black) in round 5. It went as follows.
Wojtkiewicz versus Kreiman
Round 5, 44th Gem City Open
Dayton, OH April 27, 2003
01. d4  d5
02. c4  c6
03. Nc3 
And a draw was agreed to.
The Official Rules of Chess within rule 14.b.6 states, “It is unethical and unsporting to agree to a draw before a serious contest has begun.”  Clearly this draw was agreed to before a serious contest had begun.
As a result of rule 14.b.6 I would like your assurances the above game will not be rated.
If you have any questions related to this please contact me at the address or email above.  If you should wish to speak with me you may reach me during normal work hours EST at 937.461.6283.
Thank you,
RileyD, nwJ
Riley D. Driver