CHESS ETIQUETTE: Playing On In Ridiculous Positions, etc,

zenwabi

One of the classic misinformed statements in the recorded history of driving cars: "Speeding isn't dangerous." Maybe you should do a little research on your claim. See what law enforcement agencies have to say about speeding. Even if I take you literally --- speeding isn't hitting something --- you are still wrong, since speeding increases the risk of an accident.

ghost_of_pushwood

Nope, it's danger that's dangerous.

lfPatriotGames
zenwabi wrote:

One of the classic misinformed statements in the recorded history of driving cars: "Speeding isn't dangerous." Maybe you should do a little research on your claim. See what law enforcement agencies have to say about speeding. Even if I take you literally --- speeding isn't hitting something --- you are still wrong, since speeding increases the risk of an accident.

Not that it's chess related, but I was approached several years ago by local law enforcement and asked if they could use our property for training. Mostly canine training, searching for drugs and guns. But also FLIR work. And in the course of many conversations about what cops do, writing speeding tickets did eventually come up. As a result of those conversations both I, and the police, are in agreement with Endgame on this one. Speeding, by itself, is not dangerous.

EndgameStudier
zenwabi wrote:

One of the classic misinformed statements in the recorded history of driving cars: "Speeding isn't dangerous." Maybe you should do a little research on your claim. See what law enforcement agencies have to say about speeding. Even if I take you literally --- speeding isn't hitting something --- you are still wrong, since speeding increases the risk of an accident.

No, speed limits are a scam. No one goes as slow as 55 mph on a state highway. Besides going over 100 in a 55 zone isn't really speeding...

v12chess

my rating is 1696

 

ThrillerFan

If someone wants to play on, let them play on, but in the case of over the board, don't be surprised if I play my moves with emphasis, basically to try to get the message across.  Not talking cases where you have a shot at the eternal Rook draw or stalemate, more blatant BS, like I'm Black, you have 2 pawns on a2 and b2, nowhere near promotion, and I have an extra Bishop and 3 extra pawns!

 

As for the other stuff, there are kids at the club I play at that do some really serious BS and one of them, a highschool senior, does the BS intentionally.  He is rated over 2200, but he only knows how to play quick time controls with intentional distractions, like lining up captured pieces in the peripheral view of his opponent rather than taking captured pieces and putting them to the side like normal human beings.  He banks on running you out of time via distractions and basically sux at chess otherwise!

 

Literally, any time he uses the rest room, I take his captured pieces and put them out of his reach, like in my own bag if I'm black and using my set, and if not mine, just somewhere where he can't continue to line them up right behind the 8th or 1st rank.  It's like standing 180 degrees from someone in relation to the pin or the hole when another golfer is trying to putt.  You don't stand straight across from him.  It's called ettiquette, something the 16 or 17 year old clown in the same local area as me has absolutely no clue about!