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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101


    Got another!

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103


    Not really Thanksgiving, just around that time.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104


    Abhishek2 wrote:

    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".

    Sorry, but this just seems totally non-believable :P

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #106


    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:)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108


    @Shadowknight not a player, just a lady with music on her lap.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #109


    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #110



    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! Surprised So I RAN to the bathroom and got a towel, I barely had any time. And I spilled some blood on my notating book! Embarassed 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. Tongue Out

    Eventually I won my last round and finished with 5/6. I earned almost $400. I was a Money Mouth then!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111


    Wow would you get a nosebleed "because it was humid"?  

    That would suck.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #112


    well for some reason I did

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #113


    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #114


    Wish there were blitz tournaments here that could earn ya $400 :-P

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #115


    @Shadowknight something likethat.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116


    Abhishek2 wrote:

    Eventually I won my last round and finished with 5/6. I earned almost $400. I was a  then!

    Dollars? it says you're in england?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #117


    bronsteinitz wrote:

    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?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118


    A 5 Round swiss played about 30 years ago.  A "B" player was doing horrible so after the second round he withdraws from the tournament and leaves the hall. The next day during round 5 he shows up and tells the director after he not only lost his shirt he left his coat.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120


    That is strange. Was it USCF sponsored?

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