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Drinking at the board.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:33 pm
by Ben Purton
Any views? My team in 4NCL use to do it much heavier than we do now. But my London League side Drunken Knights , still love a pint!

Re: Drinking at the board.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:39 pm
by Carl Hibbard
Ben Purton wrote:Any views? My team in 4NCL use to do it much heavier than we do now. But my London League side Drunken Knights , still love a pint!
As do I, don't see a problem with beer at the board here

Re: Drinking at the board.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:47 pm
by John Curtis
Perfect subject for my first post! Beer and chess go very well together in my opinion. I try to avoid drinking (while playing) at the 4NCL, unless we get past the first time control in a placid position, when I may have a pint. League and tournament chess is different, I'm rarely seen without a beer. I'm trying to cut down this season and keep to 4 pints during a game. Can't say it's improving my chess much tho!

J

Re: Drinking at the board.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:06 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Watch out - it might be the next thing FIDE try to ban. :(

see the Stewart Reuben question in http://www.chesscafe.com/text/geurt125.pdf :(

Re: Drinking at the board.

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:26 pm
by Greg Breed
Chess and beer are perfect partners. I play for the Drunken Knights and i've never yet met one that was drunk whilst playing. The point surely is to enjoy the game... and the pint, so why not do it at the same time? :D

Re: Drinking at the board.

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:55 am
by Nigel Wright
I've been very close to getting drunk once, I foolishly decided that Whiskey would be a good breakfast before the 2007 Terafinals! :P I remember talking to my first opponents' Dad that morning before the game, and I tried to remain still, but he got suspicious! Didn't stop his 10 year old son from losing to me though :wink:

Of course, that was back in the day, when I was a lightweight, and now it wouldn't be physically possible for me to get drunk during a game (unless I started drinking a couple of hours beforehand, of course!).

I like playing against old skinny men who drink a few pints, I'd love to see one keel over one day and default the game by incapacitation (if that's even a word!) :P