Originally posted by vanderveldethats 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.
Pint in the glass or small bottle - all the same, yes.
Originally posted by greenpawn34Ok 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.
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.
Originally posted by MDGrantIt depends what you drink, most British ale is around 4% ABV and I doubt will impair anyones chess ability.
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.