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    Is nodding off during game permited?

    Bill,
    That story about me nodding off during a game and coming back wide awake and playing brilliantly was true, is it against the laws or can they complain about someone nodding off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Bill,
    That story about me nodding off during a game and coming back wide awake and playing brilliantly was true, is it against the laws or can they complain about someone nodding off?
    During an Aus Juniors many years ago, I remember kegless turned up half an hour late for a game, sat down and immediately nodded off for about 20 minutes. He then woke up and won the game brilliantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Bill,
    That story about me nodding off during a game and coming back wide awake and playing brilliantly was true, is it against the laws or can they complain about someone nodding off?
    No law against it unless you were snoring loudly and hence disturbing other players.

    In fact there is the story of Bobby Fischer V Arthur Bisguier from the 1963 US Championships.

    Bisguier and Fischer are leading the tournament and are playing each other in the last round. Fischer doesnt make a move for awhile and when Bisguier looks up he sees Fischer is fast asleep.
    Another 30 minutes and Bisguier will the US Champion.
    Unfortunately at this stage Bisguier made a very bad move.
    As he later said " I woke up Bobby Fischer"

    Fischer after a yawn and a stretch went on to beat poor Bisguier and beome US champ for the 5th time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Bill,
    That story about me nodding off during a game and coming back wide awake and playing brilliantly was true, is it against the laws or can they complain about someone nodding off?
    a/c

    if it's your time then as i see it you're well and truly entitled to have a powernap of xxxx minutes at the board if this helps your brain to incubate the present state of play and hatch a winning plan

    the downside though might be your snoring ... you may have to switch it off as you would your mobile phone



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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    During an Aus Juniors many years ago, I remember kegless turned up half an hour late for a game, sat down and immediately nodded off for about 20 minutes. He then woke up and won the game brilliantly.
    I don't mean to dismiss out of hand what you say, and I don't have the world's most reliable memory, but is it possible this story is apocryphal? The big stumbling block is the suggestion that I ever played brilliantly in an Australian Junior.

    George, I remember playing you in Melbourne '86 (I think you played 1.b3). Was it during that tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegless
    I don't mean to dismiss out of hand what you say, and I don't have the world's most reliable memory, but is it possible this story is apocryphal? The big stumbling block is the suggestion that I ever played brilliantly in an Australian Junior.

    George, I remember playing you in Melbourne '86 (I think you played 1.b3). Was it during that tournament?
    Yes, I was referring to the Melbourne Juniors. I think you also beat me once in Adelaide but I gave you a much tougher fight that time.

    What's wrong with 1.b3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    What's wrong with 1.b3?
    Do you mean, what's wrong with not lashing out like a fully fledged orang-utan???

    Oh, I'm just kidding. I sometimes experiment with both 1.g3 and 1.b3, although a KID hack like myself is much more comfortable with the former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegless
    Do you mean, what's wrong with not lashing out like a fully fledged orang-utan???

    Oh, I'm just kidding. I sometimes experiment with both 1.g3 and 1.b3, although a KID hack like myself is much more comfortable with the former.
    Exactly. It's the not-quite-orang-utan. Very tricky...NOT!

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    I remember now after the nod I defeated an ex number 4 of South Australia.

    Kegless and I are negotiating to share costs of a sleep hypnotiser to make tournament visits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    No law against it unless you were snoring loudly and hence disturbing other players.

    In fact there is the story of Bobby Fischer V Arthur Bisguier from the 1963 US Championships.

    Bisguier and Fischer are leading the tournament and are playing each other in the last round. Fischer doesnt make a move for awhile and when Bisguier looks up he sees Fischer is fast asleep.
    Another 30 minutes and Bisguier will the US Champion.
    Unfortunately at this stage Bisguier made a very bad move.
    As he later said " I woke up Bobby Fischer"

    Fischer after a yawn and a stretch went on to beat poor Bisguier and beome US champ for the 5th time.
    That would have to be one of worse moves ever.

    Twice in one game I reminded my opponent, a Canterbury player, in comp that he had not pressed his clock. He threatened to call the arbiter and complain about me distracting him. You can't win.

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    This is an interesting topic.

    I sometimes visit the canadian chess forums. Apparently in canada they have banned sleeping at the table. Their rule is that you must be concious.

    Although that might have something to do with a certain event that was quite unsavoury......
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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    This is an interesting topic.

    I sometimes visit the canadian chess forums. Apparently in canada they have banned sleeping at the table. Their rule is that you must be concious.

    Although that might have something to do with a certain event that was quite unsavoury......
    Come on TCN, you left out the best part, and I don't mean the s.

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    At this year's City of Sydney tournament, Bob Sewell nodded off for 15- 20mins against Elpidio Bautista. When he woke up, he took Elpidio's knight with elpidio's own pawn! It then took elpidio a few minutes to work out what happened. Now that's chess at its best.

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    Didn't a player get banned for falling asleep at the board towards the start of the Australian Championship in Sydney about 10 years ago?

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    I don't recall any mention of a player being banned for falling asleep.

    Once, at a weekender tournament, I kept waiting for my opponent to show up. 20 minutes after the official start of the game, I went looking for her, and soon found her asleep on a comfy couch upstairs.

    The arbiter indicated that it was my decision whether I woke her or not.

    Being there to play chess, I decided to wake her and she then proceeded to win the game.

    The overwhelming theme of all these stories seems to be that if your opponent is asleep, never do anything to wake them up!
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