What is the most SURPRISING incident happen with you while playing OTB tourney?

FakeName6

Abhishek2, yes, I regret that now. But why did my teammate let it go so easily?

Abhishek2

I agree it says in the USCF rulebook or somehting that ONCE HANDS ARE SHAKEN the result is final.

In fact, once I was completely winning and I promoted my pawn and I touched my queen but then I realized it would be stalemate then touched my rook, so he called "touch promote" which I had no idea about. Luckily, neither did the TD's. So, I was allowed to promote to a rook and won easily with a queen and rook on the board. We shook hands and ended the game. After the game turns out the TD's found that there was actually a touch promote rule, but of course it was a day or two after the tournament and nothing could be done.

iFrancisco
Abhishek2 wrote:

I agree it says in the USCF rulebook or somehting that ONCE HANDS ARE SHAKEN the result is final.

In fact, once I was completely winning and I promoted my pawn and I touched my queen but then I realized it would be stalemate then touched my rook, so he called "touch promote" which I had no idea about. Luckily, neither did the TD's. So, I was allowed to promote to a rook and won easily with a queen and rook on the board. We shook hands and ended the game. After the game turns out the TD's found that there was actually a touch promote rule, but of course it was a day or two after the tournament and nothing could be done.

There is no such "touch promote rule" so the first ruling was indeed correct. It even specifically outlines this under rule 10H in the USCF rulebook (yes, I looked it up for you as the book was right next to me).

Abhishek2

really? oh it probably got changed then.

Ubik42

I was at a tournament in Tuscon, AZ. And I looked over to my left, and there he was, playing right next to me...Bobby Fischer.

So after the game, in the lobby of the hotel, I strode over and said..."Hey. I am a class B player. Up for a game?" Well, he was kind of impressed with my rating, so we sat down to play. It was kind of dark, it bothered me a little, so I asked "How is the lighting here? Is it ok?" He said "Yeah, sure." So I said "Well, we could move if its not ok", and he replied "Nah, its just fine. But if you want to move, I am ok with that too." 

Well, we stayed put and played a few games. The man...was....horrible. Way overrated. he would drop knights, bishops, violate the touch move, try to take it back, etc.

Just goes to show legends arent all they are cracked up to be.

Someone once doubted my story, that it was THE Bobby, but it certainly was. His mannerisms were, unmistakebly, Bobby.

Abhishek2

lol you could have

1) found the board # and looked at the pairing sheet to see his name

2) ASK HIM! lol.

Ubik42

I did say it was surprising. Well, I implied it by posting it here.

11qq11

Apparently  bullshi*=6.

shoopi

I don't believe that Bobby story for a second.

bigpoison
Ubik42 wrote:

I did say it was surprising. Well, I implied it by posting it here.

Wow!  I too am surprised...at least by the reaction to your post.  I, too, once ran into Fischer, but at a fishing tournament.

TheGrobe
bigpoison wrote:
Ubik42 wrote:

I did say it was surprising. Well, I implied it by posting it here.

Wow!  I too am surprised...at least by the reaction to your post.  I, too, once ran into Fischer, but at a fishing tournament.

*rimshot*

FakeName6

bigpoison wrote:

Ubik42 wrote:

I did say it was surprising. Well, I implied it by posting it here.

Wow!  I too am surprised...at least by the reaction to your post.  I, too, once ran into Fischer, but at a fishing tournament.

rofl! I assume you meant this as a joke, but if it is real then it is even funnier!

Suvel

I had a water bottle next to be and my opponent said that i wasnt allowed to have a water bottle, it was a form of cheating??? WTH

so we called the TD and he settled it and my opponent lost 5 min.

EN-swiftsaab
FakeName6 wrote:

bigpoison wrote:

Ubik42 wrote:

 

I did say it was surprising. Well, I implied it by posting it here.

 

 

Wow!  I too am surprised...at least by the reaction to your post.  I, too, once ran into Fischer, but at a fishing tournament.

 

rofl! I assume you meant this as a joke, but if it is real then it is even funthenier!

there is a quote button u know


 

TheGrobe

FakeName6

I used the quote button but it turned out like that, probably because I am on an iPad but in safari.

atarw

I was at a tourney, and my friend was too. My friend faced this other guy, and he was down a piece in about 20 moves. Keep in mind, he was facing a 900 guy, and my friend was 1400. After 5 moves or so, the other guy OFFERED MY FRIEND A DRAW!!! There was no reason, when I asked him why, the guy said he was being nice. 

If only we can all have opponents like that. 

9thEagle
DaBigOne wrote:

I was at a tourney, and my friend was too. My friend faced this other guy, and he was down a piece in about 20 moves. Keep in mind, he was facing a 900 guy, and my friend was 1400. After 5 moves or so, the other guy OFFERED MY FRIEND A DRAW!!! There was no reason, when I asked him why, the guy said he was being nice. 

If only we can all have opponents like that. 

He could have also been afraid that he would lose later on . . . would you offer a 2200 a draw if you went up a piece early on? And you're much less likely to make a simple blunder than a 900 player would.

Plenty of times I've gone up against guys much higher rated then me, start winning, and decline the draw offer. A few moves later and I've blundered my queen.

UltraLaser

I hate declining draws and then losing lol

EN-swiftsaab

i know