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blueemu

I was playing in a tournament at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus back in the 1980s. A player a few boards down from me had a heart attack right at the chess board. Pandemonium ensued, but eventually the emergency crew arrived and carted the poor stiff away.

The Tournament Director walked over to the abandoned game, studied the position for a few seconds, then remarked "He was losing anyway." and walked away.

joseph7505
blueemu wrote:

I was playing in a tournament at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus back in the 1980s. A player a few boards down from me had a heart attack right at the chess board. Pandemonium ensued, but eventually the emergency crew arrived and carted the poor stiff away.

The Tournament Director walked over to the abandoned game, studied the position for a few seconds, then remarked and walked away.

"He was losing anyway."  that is sad

B1ZMARK

interesting.

blueemu
TiltedDonkey wrote:

how did they get a heart attack

Heart attacks can be triggered by a variety of causes. Stress can be a major factor.

Kevin0157

That must mean that, If I counterplay, my danger is in winning??

ScatteredWealth

The TD took his job way too seriously

ScatteredWealth

By the way, was the player with the heart attack okay? 

joseph7505
ScatteredWealth wrote:

By the way, was the player with the heart attack okay? 

well they took out the stiff so i would say not

blueemu
ScatteredWealth wrote:

By the way, was the player with the heart attack okay? 

He was "unresponsive" (as the saying goes) when they carried him out.

- "The TD took his job way too seriously"

To a true chess player, only the position on the board counts.

ninjaswat

...I can honestly imagine a td saying this because otherwise how do you adjourn the game?

joseph7505
ninjaswat wrote:

...I can honestly imagine a td saying this because otherwise how do you adjourn the game?

disqualify him and say i is because he killed his opponent 

joseph7505

just kidding

varelse1
blueemu wrote:

I was playing in a tournament at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus back in the 1980s. A player a few boards down from me had a heart attack right at the chess board. Pandemonium ensued, but eventually the emergency crew arrived and carted the poor stiff away.

The Tournament Director walked over to the abandoned game, studied the position for a few seconds, then remarked "He was losing anyway." and walked away.

Not cool.

CenterMass51075

Funny.....so what brought up this story and forum post late on a Saturday evening?

blueemu
CenterMass51075 wrote:

Funny.....so what brought up this story and forum post late on a Saturday evening?

Just thinking.

I like to do that at least once every few months.

assassin3752
blueemu wrote:
TiltedDonkey wrote:

how did they get a heart attack

Heart attacks can be triggered by a variety of causes. Stress can be a major factor.

not sure how a chess game can cause that much stress...

ninjaswat
blueemu wrote:
CenterMass51075 wrote:

Funny.....so what brought up this story and forum post late on a Saturday evening?

Just thinking.

I like to do that at least once every few months.

I don't believe you. That seems too frequent tongue.png

Vertwitch
That’s a horrible story
blueemu
Vertwitch wrote:
That’s a horrible story

It's certainly not "Politically Correct", or "Woke".

... that's one of its GOOD points, actually.