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


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101

    Bobcat

    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 · #103

    Abhishek2

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104

    sluck72

    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 · #105

    Abhishek2

    lol

    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 · #106

    bigpoison

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

    That would suck.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #107

    Abhishek2

    well for some reason I did

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108

    varelse1

    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 · #109

    BorgQueen

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #110

    Abhishek2

    @Shadowknight something likethat.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111

    piphilologist

    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 · #112

    ClavierCavalier

    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 · #113

    orangeishblue

    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 · #115

    SmyslovFan

    That is strange. Was it USCF sponsored?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116

    ClavierCavalier

    What about when there are a few people tied for each position?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118

    SmyslovFan

    USCF rated. The USCF handbook has clear guidelines for how prizes are to be distributed. I don't think it's actually against the rules to have equal shares for 3rd through 6th, but it isn't recommended.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #119

    varelse1

    when I was on my H.S. team, we travelled to another school to play them. Our opponents board 4 player had the previous week been kicked off the team for fighting. He was replaced by his younger brother.

    So we get there, start the clocks, push some pawns. About 15 minutes into it, the big brother walks in the door and sez "Dad said you can come home now, or stay here forever!" So the younger brother shrugged, tipped his king, signed the score sheet, and left.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120

    UltraLaser

    piphilologist wrote:
    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?

    I guess that's enough proof that he doesn't come from england - first a recent "thanksgiving tournament", now dollars :P


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