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Well..once in a national tournament I blundered a piece on move 8. However, somehow he managed to LOSE that game to fall to a mate attack.
surprising incident. earthquake!
Fischer was at a tnmt (in South America I think) interupted by an earthquake in the middle of a rd. Just about everyone else fled the tnmt hall but not Bobby, who remained seated at his bd concentrating on the game. His opponent then requested the TD re-start Bobby's clock, which he did.
Finally! Got one.
In my recent Thanksgiving tournament, players of all ages, even puny ones,were in it. I was in the Open Section playing my last round. In the middle we all (a small cozy room) heard someone SINGING AN OPERA (or just screechy notes). There was a big crowd so despite trying to catch the singer, it was hard. Believe me, it was hilarious. Eventually the singing came closer and I eventually found out "the singer".
In another tournament there was this person, who dozed off during the tournament. His snoring was loud,and everyone in the room was laughing...even his opponent. Eventually after sleeping for 15 min he was "energized" but still drew.
England celebrates Thanksgiving ?
Not really Thanksgiving, just around that time.
Sorry, but this just seems totally non-believable :P
my opponents clock stopped during a game...he didnt wind both sides...
would that really give him an advantage?weired eh?
some people?then theres me!are you normal:)
@JMB2010 You're supposed to lose the post-mortem
@Shadowknight not a player, just a lady with music on her lap.
in a otb blitz tourney I lost the queen... I played on very dishearted. Later on I checked his king and he didn't see it and as the rule goes I took his king and yelled "YES!!" in sheer joy. My opponent was so surprised he fell off his chair.
I apologized immediately but explained I had totally written the game off and just don't know where this outburst came from. I know where it came from tho but I won't share that.
Once in a tournament in June I was playing the guy 100 points above me. Well I was under pressure and had to make time control. So coincidentally, because it was humid I got a NOSEBLEED! So I RAN to the bathroom and got a towel, I barely had any time. And I spilled some blood on my notating book! My opponent tried to suppress his smile. Well the good news is he wasn't smiling for long, for I found a way to beat him.
Eventually I won my last round and finished with 5/6. I earned almost $400. I was a then!
Wow would you get a nosebleed "because it was humid"?
That would suck.
well for some reason I did
Saw 2 guy start beating the snot out of each other. Needed to jump in and break that up. Guess that was not entirely expected.
Wish there were blitz tournaments here that could earn ya $400 :-P
@Shadowknight something likethat.
Dollars? it says you're in england?
I still like to see what happens when a player forgets to push his clock.. Brings out the smaller side of character it seems. My rule is that I tell them after 10 minutes.
So they move their piece but you decide to cheat them while thinking about your move? Do you move during this time too, or do you just wait 10 minutes before doing anything?
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