(pronounced "Et Ticket") The forms, manners and ceremonies established by convention as acceptable or required
in social situations - as in... good sportsmanship in chess games.
THE BEST WAY TO PRACTICE GOOD CHESS ETIQUETTE...
Every game should begin and end with the players shaking hands and either wishing
other good luck or congratulating each other for playing a good game.
Never gloat over a victory (no happy dances) or have a temper tantrum over
a defeat (even if you're just mad at yourself).
Talking should be kept to a minimum. Chess
is a game of concentration and a quiet atmosphere is necessary.
Never comment on another game that is in progress, it distracts the other players
considered to be rude behavior (this is called kibhitzing).
If you make a mistake or you see someone else
make a mistake don't fall off your chair or make a "Doh" kind of noise. It might be that your opponent will not notice
your mistake if you play quietly.
Never touch your opponents' piece unless you are taking it from the board.
ever accuse your opponent of something they didn't do or lie about your move in order to save a piece. Chess is a game
of honor. People who do these things are not allowed in our club.
Don't knock over pieces before you take them. This is considered rude
If you need to adjust a piece, you must first say, "adjust" before you touch
If you touch a piece (without saying "adjust"), you must move it. The only exceptions to this rule are: 1) If you are in check
and must move your king out of danger or 2) The piece you touched cannot be legally moved.
Once you remove your hand from the piece, you cannot move it to another location unless you have made
an illegal move.
If you disagree with what your opponent has done and believe he/she has made an illegal move, raise
your hand and ask for help.
do not have to say "check".
At the end of the game, shake hands with your opponent, hand them their pieces
and then reset the board.
what Benjamin Franklin had to say about The Morals of Chess.