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  1. 09 Mar '15 23:14
    Most Irritating player I have ever played was cleaning his feet while playing. And yes he was handling the pieces also.
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    09 Mar '15 23:22
    Originally posted by Rookpawn59
    Most Irritating player I have ever played was cleaning his feet while playing. And yes he was handling the pieces also.
    I'm guessing this was over the board?

    Didn't the arbiters have anything to say about that? By handling the pieces do you mean touching them in order to make moves after playing with his feet or do you mean that he'd put his hand on one then another and so forth?

    You've got my sympathy anyway, that's not something one should have to put up with.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Mar '15 23:52
    Originally posted by Rookpawn59
    Most Irritating player I have ever played was cleaning his feet while playing. And yes he was handling the pieces also.
    Makes you wonder what he does when playing online!
  4. 10 Mar '15 00:11
    God forbid the use of cameras!
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Mar '15 06:21
    Originally posted by Rookpawn59
    God forbid the use of cameras!
    There's a thought! Webcam chess. Anyone seen BustyBeaver?
  6. 11 Mar '15 09:46
    If it was an Over-The-Board game, you could have worn fist aid gloves hopefully. I hope that is not against the USCF rules.

    However, does the USCF require using the same hand for pressing the clock as for moving pieces during an OTB game? If so, then let him or her use his or her own board, pieces, and clock.
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    12 Mar '15 06:24
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    If it was an Over-The-Board game, you could have worn fist aid gloves hopefully. I hope that is not against the USCF rules.

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    Fist aid gloves!
  8. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    12 Mar '15 16:57
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    If it was an Over-The-Board game, you could have worn fist aid gloves hopefully. I hope that is not against the USCF rules.

    However, does the USCF require using the same hand for pressing the clock as for moving pieces during an OTB game? If so, then let him or her use his or her own board, pieces, and clock.
    The rule about using the same hand to make the move and press the clock is in the FIDE rules of chess - so it's automatically part of USCF rules.
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    14 Mar '15 01:06
    Originally posted by Rookpawn59
    Most Irritating player I have ever played was cleaning his feet while playing. And yes he was handling the pieces also.
    Boy, I bet you were cheesed!
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    14 Mar '15 01:08 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    If it was an Over-The-Board game, you could have worn fist aid gloves hopefully. I hope that is not against the USCF rules.

    However, does the USCF require using the same hand for pressing the clock as for moving pieces during an OTB game? If so, then let him or her use his or her own board, pieces, and clock.
    One time Cubs manager Dusty Baker was talking about players with unusual habits, and he mentioned that outfielder Moise Alou urinated on his hands to make the skin tougher for when he swung a bat.

    Baker added "..and I think that's why other players just give him the 'fist' (instead of a 'high five' ) ".
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    14 Mar '15 01:11
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    The rule about using the same hand to make the move and press the clock is in the FIDE rules of chess - so it's automatically part of USCF rules.
    Otherwise we could use hand and foot, and people would confuse us with kung fu. King fu?
  12. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    14 Mar '15 16:22
    Originally posted by Rookpawn59
    Most Irritating player I have ever played was cleaning his feet while playing. And yes he was handling the pieces also.
    Was he cleaning his feet, or did he have his opening moves craftily written on his toes?

    Never trust an opponent wearing sandals.

    True story...
  13. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    14 Mar '15 20:27
    I kicked a guy out of my club for taking a packet of pot out and doing whatever it was to get rid of the stems and seeds while he was playing.