The only tournament I know of that tests players for alcohol levels is the Crypt Blitz which penalizes players for being sober.
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There was a case in India ten years ago.
https://en.chessbase.com/post/should-on ... he-player-
https://en.chessbase.com/post/kolkata-o ... feits-game
According to witnesses, the sleeping player was emotional as well as tired.
I assume this is Chaski (who lived on Mull about 20 odd years ago)?Chris Rice wrote: ↑Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 amThat's not what happened. Patrick's mobile went off [snip]. Alex McF then approached the table to tell Patrick he had lost. Patrick who is SwedishDavid Sedgwick wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 pmSomething went wrong with the transmission. White won, but in considerably more than 8 moves.
Being 'drunk' is a subjective description. It is the behaviour of the player which is the issue, and this is already covered in the laws.
As alcohol has a negative effect on performance, I am usually quite happy if my opponent is drinking (though not to the extent of offering to top up their glass!)
It was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta.
Thanks - a worthy winner. He played the tournament of his life. He was way ahead on time and in complete control every time i looked at his games.David Sedgwick wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:49 pmIt was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta.