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  1. 19 Feb '16 16:50 / 1 edit
    Some players have a custom to take their wrist watch before the game and lay it next to score sheet.

    Kasparov does it.


    But I've always felt it looks awkward. Like he is an interrogator who is promising me I won't get away alive before he gets all the answers.
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Feb '16 16:52
    Less threatening than laying a pistol next to the board.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Feb '16 19:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Less threatening than laying a pistol next to the board.
    Or a cutlass. Or a blender.....
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Feb '16 03:59
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Some players have a custom to take their wrist watch before the game and lay it next to score sheet.

    [hidden]Kasparov does it.[/hidden]

    But I've always felt it looks awkward. Like he is an interrogator who is promising me I won't get away alive before he gets all the answers.
    I do this sometimes, but I had no idea Garry was copying me.
  5. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    20 Feb '16 11:46
    Men wrist watches are heavy, and metalic. they put the thing in the table because is better than a pocket. Maybe cell phones, car keys, and other accesories sometimes goes next to the board
  6. 23 Feb '16 16:16
    It's a receiver and will have a flashing dot that will inform the player to wait before moving at certain crunch times, and wait for a suitable audience member to clear his throat, or another one to cough.
    I'm a whistleblower, not paranoid.
  7. 23 Feb '16 16:39
    Hi vandervelde,

    At the last years European Team Championship in Reykjavik something
    happened and after two rounds watches were banned from the chess table.

    At the 2015 Baku World Cup these were the anti cheating measures.


    Random games will be transmitted online with a 15-minute delay,
    so that players won't know in advance if their game will be live in real-time or not.

    Each round there will be random security checks on five (random) players to see
    if they're carrying electronics.

    Besides phones, players are not allowed to bring pens and watches to the playing
    hall (and will use pens provided by the organizers).

    Like in previous FIDE events, players will go through an electronic checkpoint at the
    entrance of the playing hall.
  8. 23 Feb '16 17:06
    It's nice to be proved right then. Told you so haha.
  9. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    25 Feb '16 03:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi vandervelde,

    At the last years European Team Championship in Reykjavik something
    happened and after two rounds watches were banned from the chess table.

    At the 2015 Baku World Cup these were the anti cheating measures.


    Random games will be transmitted online with a 15-minute delay,
    so that players won't know in advance if their game wil ...[text shortened]... events, players will go through an electronic checkpoint at the
    entrance of the playing hall.
    people has to play naked. Seriouslly.

    nanotechnology and technology influence too much chess.

    now we have to move and play Go.
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    25 Feb '16 13:02
    Originally posted by Schlecter
    people has to play naked. Seriouslly.

    nanotechnology and technology influence too much chess.

    now we have to move and play Go.
    Knowing chess players (and their physiques) as I do, this will have the curious effect of reducing the number of mating opportunities for players at a tournament.
  11. 25 Feb '16 15:34
    http://en.euwetoernooi.nl/files/2011/10/Closing-event-Naked-chess-02.jpg?9d7bd4