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Recently went to a very poorly run tournament

  • #1

    I am disgusted by the level of professionalism at the last chess tournament that I attended. Let me describe the incident: I was playing a game against some kid and accidentally hanged my rook. My friends would let me take back silly blunders all the time, so I asked for a takeback and the kid refused! I was shocked by the lack of honor exhibited by my opponent. I gave him another chance and he still refused. In rage, I flipped the board in his face, scattering pieces everywhere, and attracted the attention of the arbiter. The arbiter kicked me out of the tournament even though I tried to explain to him the unsportsmanlike behavior by my opponent! What an unprofessional tournament! Has anyone else had similar experiences in the past?

  • #2

    Very funny. Good try to get some comments going.

  • #3

    I'm sure the arbiter would have agreed with you if only you had slipped him a twenty.

  • #4

    No one is as disgusted as I am? I thought that the members of chess.com believe in good sportsmanship.

  • #5

    Marginally amusing; keep practicing.  Troll Nirvana is not easily reached but you have promise.  The tone of righteous indignation is spot on.   Best of luck with your new hobby...

  • #6

    you are not supposed to get takebaacks in tournaments. if you lose, you lose. you are the unsportsmanlike one here for flipping the board in your opponents face. tournaments are not casual games.

  • #7

    I believe in good sportsmanship, good sportswomanship, and good sportshumanship.

  • #8

    I hope you play chess better than you troll.

  • #9

    What is allowing other players to 'take a mulligan' accepted practice in golf but not in chess?  After all, in chess players are looking to test their intellectual skills, which they can hardly do it they are playing against accidents made by the other player.

  • #10

    buddy saw a kid get slapped in a Chicago tourney had to testify in court.Crazy people come out for the money games.You should learn the rules at these events expect takebacks maybe in skittles room.

  • #11
    How very rude
    How very unfortunate
    You first tournament wasn’t an enjoyable Experince
    He must be scared of a challenge and your opening must of been tip top
    Shame about the Rook
    I’m sure heil think twice next time tho
    Chum
  • #12

    The trouble is "an unpleasant surprise" because you accidentally hanged your rook and was unpleasantly surprised when your opponent took it. Next time you better hang the rook deliberately, because then it will not be a surprise that your opponent takes it. If your opponent in that situation does not take it, then it will be a surprise but that will be a pleasant surprise and therefore feel OK and you can simply deliberately hang it in the next move instead. If your opponent still does not take it well then just make some other bad moves and make it a sport to see how far you can go before the opponent takes notice. That way you can enjoy the tournament and feel it was run just fine.

  • #13
    A_G_A wrote:

    I am disgusted by the level of professionalism at the last chess tournament that I attended. Let me describe the incident: I was playing a game against some kid and accidentally hanged my rook. My friends would let me take back silly blunders all the time, so I asked for a takeback and the kid refused! I was shocked by the lack of honor exhibited by my opponent. I gave him another chance and he still refused. In rage, I flipped the board in his face, scattering pieces everywhere, and attracted the attention of the arbiter. The arbiter kicked me out of the tournament even though I tried to explain to him the unsportsmanlike behavior by my opponent! What an unprofessional tournament! Has anyone else had similar experiences in the past?

    No wonder your USCF is almost 500 below mine. Actually I take that back. It is a surprise you aren't rated 100 (the absolute rating floor). That seems like the rating for people who have no idea about any rules of chess and have a hot temper when others "break" the "rules of chess"

  • #14
    A_G_A wrote:

    No one is as disgusted as I am? I thought that the members of chess.com believe in good sportsmanship.

    Have you even played on @chess.com ? You would notice you can't take back moves. In fact the only place you can take back moves is ICC and that's only if your opponent agrees. Your opponent would likely not agree.

  • #15

    I think you're a troll. Nothing but a troll.

  • #16
    None of us were fooled when the trolly troll A_G_A trolled:

    I am disgusted by the level of professionalism at the last chess tournament that I attended. Let me describe the incident: I was playing a game against some kid and accidentally hanged my rook. My friends would let me take back silly blunders all the time, so I asked for a takeback and the kid refused! I was shocked by the lack of honor exhibited by my opponent. I gave him another chance and he still refused. In rage, I flipped the board in his face, scattering pieces everywhere, and attracted the attention of the arbiter. The arbiter kicked me out of the tournament even though I tried to explain to him the unsportsmanlike behavior by my opponent! What an unprofessional tournament! Has anyone else had similar experiences in the past?

    If you want to troll people, at least some moderater look at all forums this troll has started.

  • #17
    apotosaurus wrote:
    A_G_A wrote:

    I am disgusted by the level of professionalism at the last chess tournament that I attended. Let me describe the incident: I was playing a game against some kid and accidentally hanged my rook. My friends would let me take back silly blunders all the time, so I asked for a takeback and the kid refused! I was shocked by the lack of honor exhibited by my opponent. I gave him another chance and he still refused. In rage, I flipped the board in his face, scattering pieces everywhere, and attracted the attention of the arbiter. The arbiter kicked me out of the tournament even though I tried to explain to him the unsportsmanlike behavior by my opponent! What an unprofessional tournament! Has anyone else had similar experiences in the past?

    No wonder your USCF is almost 500 below mine. Actually I take that back. It is a surprise you aren't rated 100 (the absolute rating floor). That seems like the rating for people who have no idea about any rules of chess and have a hot temper when others "break" the "rules of chess"

    bro he's kidding

  • #18

    There's no way this is real.

  • #19

    You're right. It's just someone having some fun with us 😀

  • #20

    Yes it seems that way, something unreal and having fun. That is why I wrote my former post, post #12 which is also supposed to be unreal and fun.

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