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  1. 26 Feb '16 15:37 / 1 edit
    Are you allowed to drink a beer and play tournament chess?
  2. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Feb '16 16:50
    Why would somebody thumb this down? It seems like a reasonable question.
  3. 26 Feb '16 17:11
    I saw beer drinking players on the tournaments in Malta and Copenhagen.
  4. 26 Feb '16 18:42
    Originally posted by byedidia
    Why would somebody thumb this down? It seems like a reasonable question.
    So many rabbit haters
  5. 26 Feb '16 18:43
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I saw beer drinking players on the tournaments in Malta and Copenhagen.
    I see Carlsen poncing about with water and Anand drinking tea, Naka drinking red bull, what about beer, could you sit with a tall glass of Ale and sup it while you played?
  6. 26 Feb '16 19:03
    Pint in the glass or small bottle - all the same, yes.
  7. 26 Feb '16 19:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Pint in the glass or small bottle - all the same, yes.
    thats pretty cool, a man should be allowed to sup on a pint and think deeply about the logic of the situation. Its probably better to go with something light though, a Czech Pilsner or something tasty like that.
  8. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    26 Feb '16 19:25
    I cannot imagine it would improve one's play. I often spot my daughter a glass of wine when we play. I drink a glass and it makes the game about even.
  9. 26 Feb '16 20:06
  10. Standard member vivify
    rain
    26 Feb '16 21:45
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    So many rabbit haters
    *rabid
  11. 27 Feb '16 03:25
    Have drank a bottle of Bud or two many a time during an Edinburgh league game.

    In my last few seasons I stopped this during a game but we all made up for it
    after the match a couple of times not rolling home till dawn.

    In my very keen days I used to book a days holiday on every league match
    so I'd be fresh for that night. When playing for Bells I booked the holiday for
    the day after the game to recover from the hangover.
  12. 27 Feb '16 04:15
    They used to play darts whilst drinking but lately its becoming more like a family event.
    which really I thought chess was more a family event.

    And really people wanting to drink and play chess tend to make silly mistakes.
    I'd prefer to stay sober till after I've won.
  13. 27 Feb '16 09:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Have drank a bottle of Bud or two many a time during an Edinburgh league game.

    In my last few seasons I stopped this during a game but we all made up for it
    after the match a couple of times not rolling home till dawn.

    In my very keen days I used to book a days holiday on every league match
    so I'd be fresh for that night. When playing for Bells I booked the holiday for
    the day after the game to recover from the hangover.
    Ok thanks GP, so there is nothing actually in the FIDE rules which prohibits it, thanks I really wondered. Andrew Burnett told me that he went to a tournament in Fife and was smashed from the night before, rolled out the taxi, played the dragon and won.
  14. 27 Feb '16 09:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MDGrant
    They used to play darts whilst drinking but lately its becoming more like a family event.
    which really I thought chess was more a family event.

    And really people wanting to drink and play chess tend to make silly mistakes.
    I'd prefer to stay sober till after I've won.
    It depends what you drink, most British ale is around 4% ABV and I doubt will impair anyones chess ability.
  15. 27 Feb '16 09:33
    Originally posted by byedidia
    I cannot imagine it would improve one's play. I often spot my daughter a glass of wine when we play. I drink a glass and it makes the game about even.
    LOL drinking wine is asking for it I reckon.