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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Annoying behavior while playing on: February 05, 2010, 04:28:22 PM

I really do think most annoying behavior - like that cited by John(Pillsbury)- is done unconsciously by players. If you just observe chess players in the heat of competition you'll often notice some tic or idiosyncrasy displayed by a player. Most of the time  it's just the result of pressure during the game. I know when I first started out, I used to make this chucking sound from down in my throat. It was just a nervous tic, but some of my opponent's must have thought I had Tourette's. I knew another player who would start bouncing his leg up and down and patting his thigh at the same time, another constantly sniffed, and yet another that I found looking at me every time I looked up from the board (that was actually kind of creepy). C'est la vie, chess players will be chess players.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Team match? on: January 25, 2010, 10:06:52 AM
Great idea! Count me in.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Interested in a weekly tournament? on: January 25, 2010, 10:03:24 AM

How many of you would be interested in participating in an unrated Swiss or round robin tournament at the Lion: one game per week at 60/SD with rounds beginning at 7:30pm?
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