Handshake before the game

Khallyx
Snooper69 wrote:

I am not trolling. It is my opinion, and the general consensus of many others. 

Nop.

Antonin1957

I think players should shake hands, or bow. A slight incline of the head. One should always show respect to one's opponent.

Dale

The handshaking rule doesn't actually exist it was only a proposal and it never became a rule even in the infamous short case it was only a proposal then not a rule.

stiggling
Dale wrote:

The handshaking rule doesn't actually exist it was only a proposal and it never became a rule even in the infamous short case it was only a proposal then not a rule.

Really? I thought it became a rule in FIDE. In the Short game I thought the arbiter forfeited his opponent... or at least did initially (IIRC they played and Short won anyway).

Laskersnephew

" This is why I stopped playing over the board, and I don’t play in tournaments.   In real life I refuse to shake hands.  That is what contracts are for.  "

Thank you for making tournaments more pleasant with your absence

Khallyx

@Dale: From the Code of Ethics:

2.2.4

Failure to comply with normally accepted standards of courtesy and chess etiquette. Misbehavior of a personal nature which is generally unacceptable by normal social standards.

I'd say that's arguable.

Dale

The arbiter did initially but based on the extremely popular fantasy that it was a rule.

It was hence corrected later upon appeal.

Thee_Ghostess_Lola

I can't stand it when a guy comes up & wants to shake my hand as he intro's. Can't we talk first for awhile ?....or howbout the guy who treats me like a bizness mtg & give me the earthquake shake. Hate that.