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Postby stomperrob » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:09 pm

Not anymore. You won't find any 300 lb behemoths taking the title now that the world govening body has introduced testing!!!
Nov. 30, 2006, 10:07AM
Chess players to face anti-doping measures
Reuters News Service

DOHA, Qatar - Chess' world governing body will introduce dope testing at the Asian Games this week, although the sport's top official in Doha said he had no idea how drugs could enhance chess performance.

"I would not know which drug could possibly help a chess player to improve his game," competition manager Yousuf Ahmad Ali said.

"But, yes, there will be official monitors who may demand that players undergo a drugs test after the rounds."

Drug testing is the latest move by the World Chess Federation to raise international standards in the hope of making chess an Olympic sport in the future.

Along with triathlon, chess is making its debut at the Asian Games, where more than 60 players will compete for the medals.



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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:10 pm

Crap, now I hafta let them get out of my system before going pro...because it would help chess players so much right?
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Postby Mugrila » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:14 pm

And what exactly are they testing for? :-?
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Postby Double Play Ball » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:37 pm

lol this is hilarious

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Postby sportsguy138 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:40 pm

Drug testing for chess players? Am I missing something, or does this sound crazy? :-?
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Postby beanoX3 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:42 pm

Chess an Olympic sport? :*)

Then I propose beer drinking and hotdog/hotwings eating contests be allowed in the Olympics.
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Postby Munboy » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:13 pm

I thought roids messed with your ability to think... :-?

You...took....my ....bishop!! :-# :-# :-# :-#
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Postby josebach » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:21 pm

I may be in the minority, but I think Chess as an Olympic sport would be awesome. I think that would be a really coveted gold medal.
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Postby Mugrila » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:03 pm

josebach wrote:I may be in the minority, but I think Chess as an Olympic sport would be awesome. I think that would be a really coveted gold medal.


I'm all for it too. Matches can be really intense and take hours upon hours, and are really mentally draining. Chess in the Olympics with older guys such as Kasparov and Karpov, and young guys like Hikaru Nakamura, would be sweet.

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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:09 pm

I heard about this. It's about time they cracked down on this. It's an epidemic and must be stopped. The modern players have been gradually getting bigger and stronger and it's high time somebody took notice.
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