A partial list of foods consumed by various contestants during the Sacramento Chess Championship last weekend:
- Mini-cinnamon bun
- Granola bar
- Roast beef sandwich
- Pita chips
- Keebler Town House crackers
- Pretzel rods
- Chocorooms (I did not make this up)
- dry Froot Loops
- Chocolate cookies
Not sure if any chessplayers still read here but… Let us debate.
Isn’t a “no food at the board” policy common? Was that an east-coast thing? Or a major-tournaments-only thing?
I can’t remember ever playing a tournament where people routinely set up a box of snacks next to their board and start munching on move one.
As a player do you find this accommodating or irritating?
On the one hand, games can be 5 hours long and exhausting. On the other, games are supposed to be quiet and non-disruptive…