Not paying the entry fee

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Robin Williams » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:57 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Noy a free game, I wanted to avoid rating loss
Here's a funny thing. I get lots of free games with no rating loss (or gain, for that matter) down my local chess club. Some evenings more than half a dozen, depending on the time control me and my opponents agree on. They're called "friendlies". You should try it.
The idea is that he wants his wins to count for rating but not his losses.

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:50 pm

Profoundly self perputating that :)

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sun May 01, 2016 1:53 pm

Soheil, I find it quite extraordinary that you investigated the possibility of delaying paying your entry fee in order to see how your first game went and then either paying (if you won) or withdrawing without paying (if you lost). It is also extraordinary that you publicly admit to having done so. In the UK, most tournament organisers put on a tournament for chess players for no financial reward for themselves. How could they do this with players acting in the way you did? Why should they be expected to put up with it? Don't you feel embarrassed and ashamed about the way you behaved?

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun May 01, 2016 2:02 pm

Must admit I was somewhat surprised at that as well - maybe it is more "normal" behaviour over there?
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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sun May 01, 2016 2:10 pm

I once had a player from that area of the world. He had an anglicised name he used in Scotland and his proper name.

He wanted to play his good tournaments under one name and his bad ones under the other. He seemed to think that was acceptable and didn't understand why I did not approve. I then asked him how he would know which name to use when he entered. His reply was that it was only when the results were sent for grading would the name be decided. I'm still waiting on an answer to what effect that would have on his opponents and on his own grade if his opponent's did likewise.

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Jon Mahony » Thu May 05, 2016 11:13 am

Soheil banned from Leeds :lol: Not that he'll be too worried.
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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu May 05, 2016 11:36 am

Nick Burrows wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:he said you'll be 6 months deprived of play. I replied I will pay if I won the game and won't if I loose.
So in order to get 1 free game of chess, you will accept a 6 month tournament ban??

If this indicative of your skills in negotiation it is little wonder that the book publishers ran a mile
This thread is hilarious. Unfortunately, I was drinking soup when reading the above and now need a new keyboard. :(

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Paul Dargan » Thu May 05, 2016 12:25 pm

Little surprised it has made 2 pages ... but I'll post anyway and see if we can make it three!

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 05, 2016 2:23 pm

Yes I wasn't serious when asking the arbiter that

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu May 05, 2016 7:45 pm

I only just came on this.
Since Soheil asked me. First he should note the correct spelling of my name.
In answer to you. Your idea is absolutely disgraceful.

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri May 06, 2016 8:16 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:In answer to you. Your idea is absolutely disgraceful.
Why?
I never intended to do that.
It was my first time though.
I payed the fee in the middle of the round though.

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Re: Not paying the entry fee

Post by Matthew Parry » Fri May 06, 2016 9:21 am

Oh dear, as Stewart has already answered your ridiculous question, I'll save him the energy it would waste to provide the reasons.

If you were serious, you were a charlatan.
If you were joking, you were wasting everybodys time.

However, if that isn't clear enough, imagine if the arbiter had announced to the room what you had just told him/her. Try to gauge the reaction, and you may get an idea as to the merits.

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