Chekels are a method to make it easy and convenient for our members
to pay for products and services from approved ICC vendors. The name
of the currency used on ICC is the "chekel". Certain members (called
"vendors") are allowed to receive chekels from other members. You
can purchase chekels for 1 dollar each with a credit card by typing
Transactions between customers and vendors are private transactions. ICC
does not guarantee the quality of the services provided, but will record
Please note that if you take lessons from non-vendors, it is completely
at your own risk. The ICC does not guarantee the identity of non-vendors,
or help with problems related to payments and quality of lessons involving
non-vendors. ICC requires non-vendors who are offering lessons to put
this in their finger notes: "ICC requires me to state that I am not
an official vendor, and you should read the third paragraph in
FIDE-titled players can apply to be an ICC vendor. Please read
The following commands are used to control and monitor the flow of
c-offer <vendor> <number-of-chekels> <text-describing-offer>
- Creates an offer to the given vendor for the given
number of chekels, labeled with the given text. An
example is: "c-offer schroer 10 to play in a simul"
- Shows all of my pending offers (both sent and received
if I'm a vendor). They're numbered sequentially 1,2,3...
These numbers are used by the c-withdraw (or c-accept for
the offers received).
- This withdraws the offer that I made before. The <offer>
is either a number (as shown in c-pending) or the name of the
- This shows my history of recent chekel transactions.
If I'm a vendor it shows 2 parts -- the vendor side
and the customer side. It shows both completed
transactions and refunded transactions. It numbers
the entries in both parts sequentially. It also shows
the number of chekels you have left. If the list is too
long, you can see a single month. For example:
- This vendor command accepts the specified offer, which
is indicated by a number or player name. It is removed
from the c-pending and put into the c-history.
- This vendor command declines the given offer. A declined
offer is removed from the c-pending.
c-refund <history-item-number> <customer>
- For the given numbered item in the c-history, refund
this charge. Items that have been refunded are indicated
in the c-history with "*". This gives a vendor
the ability to refund the customer's chekels. It can
only be applied to transactions that were accepted less
than 1 week ago. The number and name are used to reduce