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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    Chessnut,do you come from the Latham school of handshaking?
    Dude, Latham is the closest thing any major party has come to presenting the real deal in thirty years.

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    The real deal?,are you serious?,medicare gold was pie in the sky,you show me any party in australia that actually spends the kind of cash that you would need to make that policy happen and i will gladly vote for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    The real deal?,are you serious?,medicare gold was pie in the sky,you show me any party in australia that actually spends the kind of cash that you would need to make that policy happen and i will gladly vote for them.
    Emigrate to Sweden - if they will have you.

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    Hey Sweden has plenty of hot chicks and a bigger chess scene than OZ,so I might just do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    I think i say "good luck" and i always offer to shake hands. RW I agree with you! One of my pet hates is the pee weak handshakes that some older juniors and some adults make. I feel like grabbing their arm and saying "this is how you shake hands" .....
    With some of them its like picking up a dead fish at the local market and waving it about ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pballard
    I try to make sure I introduce myself if I don't know my opponent, partly to be friendly and partly to be sure we spell each other's names correctly.
    One thing that annoys me is when I arrive at the board to find my opponent has written his name on MY scoresheet because he's afraid I'm not going to spell it properly or something. I find that terribly presumptuous.

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    You must have some real chess PUNKS in NSW if that kind of behaviour is happenning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    You must have some real chess PUNKS in NSW if that kind of behaviour is happenning.
    It's anarchy in NSW.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Viva la Revolution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethbcharles
    One thing that annoys me is when I arrive at the board to find my opponent has written his name on MY scoresheet because he's afraid I'm not going to spell it properly or something. I find that terribly presumptuous.
    I only do this when my opponent is late and i have started his/her clock. The other details can be filled out later..... just sometimes people forget who they played in a certain game....... well.... i do if i don't write the persons name down.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    Chessnut,do you come from the Latham school of handshaking?
    umm....no
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    Pre Game banter

    In the Interleagues recently against non St George players I was saying, "I'd wish you luck, but I wouldn't mean it, so I hope you get cracked!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Walker
    Alot of people who say "Good Game" before the match has started and when you offer to shake hands the barely accept the offer and shake incredibly lightly that you can barely feel it. I have only played in one tournament and about 5 of the 11 people said "Good Game"
    I generally say 'good game'.

    And I shake hands firmly - not quite 'the Mark Latham' but I do dislike those 'wet fish' handshakes too.
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    I think that people should bear in mind that there may well be very good reasons behind the "wet fish"/non-firm handshake.

    For instance, your opponent may be a surgeon, or a concert pianist, and not want to get into a "I can squeeze your hand harder than you can squeeze mine", stupid sort of game.
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    I think that people should bear in mind that there may well be very good reasons behind the "wet fish"/non-firm handshake.

    For instance, your opponent may be a surgeon, or a concert pianist, and not want to get into a "I can squeeze your hand harder than you can squeeze mine", stupid sort of game.

    I am sure we all know a few pianists!
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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