What happens if there's an earthquake during a tournament?

sirmasterr
If there was a earthquake during a tournament, all the chess pieces would fall over, the games would reset, some clocks would break.
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alain978

We had one this morning!

I was dreaming that I was  winning a big tournament. But the earthquake woke me up....

So, I lost it by resignation! 

Yiyichen63
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
― Socrates

 

Jeez, what an idiot.  And this is the guy whose shoes we're supposed to be following in...

What's wrong with knowledge?

ghost_of_pushwood

Nothing.  But having it and just yakking about it are two different things. wink.png

Yiyichen63

Well, you don't ignore the teacher, unless you want to be whipped happy.png

king2queensside
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

Nothing.  But having it and just yakking about it are two different things.

Not sure I understand this stance?

Please increase my knowledge and explain the distinction and how "yakking about it" does not promote "It"?

blueemu

What happens if there's a World War during a chess tournament?

Well... let's see:

The 19th Deutscher Schachbund (German Chess League) Congress in Mannheim, Germany began on July 20, 1914. The First World War began about a week and a half later, when Alekhine was leading the Master's section with 9 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. With the outbreak of war, the tournament was called off and the eleven Russian players (Alekhine, Bogoljubov, Bogatyrchuk, Flamberg, Koppelman, Maljutin, Rabinovich, Romanovsky, Saburov, Selezniev and Weinstein) were interned in a POW camp in Rastatt, Germany. Six of them were eventually allowed to go home, four in September, one the following year and one the year after.

So there you have it. If a war breaks out during a chess tournament, you just toss them into a POW camp.

Tapani

In other games, it has even happened that a nuclear bomb was dropped during the equivalent of a world championship/candidates match.

 

blueemu

Interesting.

@Batgirl might think so, as well.

 

AlCzervik

what a crazy topic! 

does anyone actually wonder what would have happened to a chess tournament a few days ago in puerto rico? 

will the next topic be about chess tournaments during tsunamis? and, how to save your king?

ghost_of_pushwood
king2queensside wrote:
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

Nothing.  But having it and just yakking about it are two different things.

Not sure I understand this stance?

Please increase my knowledge and explain the distinction and how "yakking about it" does not promote "It"?

If you have to ask... wink.png

Prometheus_Fuschs

IIRC the 1939 chess olympiad resumed after WWII began albeit the oposing sides didn't play, for example, Poland vs Germany. Germany won the Olympiad and Najdorf got gold.