Most Annoying Behaviour?

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John Clarke
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Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

Post by John Clarke » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:15 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:Allegedly Gerald Abrahams at one time used to suck oranges noisily during play. So what? Well, oranges were hard to come by just after the war.

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Abrahams himself once related how an opponent countered this tactic by smoking a particularly foul pipe at the board which, in his words, "shrivelled my oranges in their skins".
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

Sarah de Lisle
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Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

Post by Sarah de Lisle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:28 am

Those Polos were my secret weapon. I could get through five packs in a game (and have paid the price in dentists' bills subsequently).

Michael Jones
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Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

Post by Michael Jones » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:24 pm

Sebastian Stone wrote:Having the same surname as me, but having a higher grading.

That's pretty annoying. :|
It's just as well I don't find that annoying - since in my case there are currently 15 such players on the ECF list. My FIDE profile states that I was deputy arbiter of a tournament in Texas in 2008. I've never been to the US.

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