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    CC FIDE Master bobby1972's Avatar
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    witness gentlemen's game

    hey what about this beauty,2 players playing a turnament game one gets up to buy a cup of coffe from the ladies,the other makes a move puting his queen on prix then in horror puts it back turns around in panic and notices that i was the only witness the player gets up and tells me that he is copmpletly winning and that it was just a slip and could i please say nothing
    i keep quiet the game continues as normal and the player our hero wins.
    he he he now then i got many stories like this and yes i am not the only witness to the other ones,love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    hey what about this beauty,2 players playing a turnament game one gets up to buy a cup of coffe from the ladies,the other makes a move puting his queen on prix then in horror puts it back turns around in panic and notices that i was the only witness the player gets up and tells me that he is copmpletly winning and that it was just a slip and could i please say nothing
    i keep quiet the game continues as normal and the player our hero wins.
    he he he now then i got many stories like this and yes i am not the only witness to the other ones,love it
    And did you say nothing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    hey what about this beauty,2 players playing a turnament game one gets up to buy a cup of coffe from the ladies,the other makes a move puting his queen on prix then in horror puts it back turns around in panic and notices that i was the only witness the player gets up and tells me that he is copmpletly winning and that it was just a slip and could i please say nothing
    i keep quiet the game continues as normal and the player our hero wins.
    he he he now then i got many stories like this and yes i am not the only witness to the other ones,love it
    Hehe that's hilarious, what an ethical dilemma dor you

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    Hehe that's hilarious, what an ethical dilemma dor you
    Was it a dilemma?
    Seems like Bobby was excited to be complicit in a little naughty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jase
    Was it a dilemma?
    Seems like Bobby was excited to be complicit in a little naughty!


    I don't think I would have said anything either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    hey what about this beauty
    Hmmm. What is the greater evil ... to be a tattle-tale ... or to be complicit in defrauding the opponent?
    “As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.” -- C.S.Lewis

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    One should never be a rat.

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    Don't ever let me be the witness You will find that I don't believe that enforcing rules is being a rat. My silence would equate to me committing the same offence, and I have too much pride in my honesty to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    One should never be a rat.
    Even if it leads to the game of chess being brought into disrepute?

    If Bobby was a player in the tournament I think one could argue he was in violation of Law 12.1

    12.1 The players shall take no action that will bring the game of chess into disrepute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Bourke
    Don't ever let me be the witness You will find that I don't believe that enforcing rules is being a rat. My silence would equate to me committing the same offence, and I have too much pride in my honesty to do that.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Bourke
    Don't ever let me be the witness You will find that I don't believe that enforcing rules is being a rat. My silence would equate to me committing the same offence, and I have too much pride in my honesty to do that.
    Absolutely agree with you! It is one thing not to dob someone in for a fairly victimless crime, but in this case the person was blatantly cheating and presumably if they do it once they will do it again. How is that fair to the other person?

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    pride i have found over the years is directly proportional to reach weight natural fighting ability,training, place,number of witnesses .size of opponent.also mental state of opponent,how much pride do people have when confronted by say a 300 pound steriod crazy martial arts sicko thats real pride, not telling some 100 pound paper pusher about the laws of chess who cares .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    pride i have found over the years is directly proportional to reach weight natural fighting ability,training, place,number of witnesses .size of opponent.also mental state of opponent,how much pride do people have when confronted by say a 300 pound steriod crazy martial arts sicko thats real pride, not telling some 100 pound paper pusher about the laws of chess who cares .
    Ever heard of Emiliano Zapata?
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    yeah i heard of him every south american has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    yeah i heard of him every south american has.
    Well he basically said, better to have principles and take the occasional physical abuse.

    Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas. - Emiliano Zapata
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