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I have read this. But it still didn't filled my brain yet.

When I play chess, sometime I often laughing and giving some pressure on my opponent.

Is it forbidden in Legal one? Are there a rule about it?

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try crying perhaps ;) – Wes Jul 7 '14 at 14:38
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The FIDE Laws of Chess:

11.5 It is forbidden to distract or annoy the opponent in any manner whatsoever. This includes unreasonable claims, unreasonable offers of a draw or the introduction of a source of noise into the playing area.

Distracting or annoying the opponent in any manner (other than making good moves!) is forbidden, and making noise is forbidden. So laughing in order to give pressure to your opponent is forbidden.

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thanks. I will ask new question about it. I found a leak on those punishments (12.9). – Ahmad Azwar Anas Jul 7 '14 at 13:45
may be you can follow up your answer now on my new question. Because there are a leak (as benefit) that I can use when I got punishment by verse 2 (eventhough I don't know what punishment that I will get. hahaha.). – Ahmad Azwar Anas Jul 7 '14 at 13:56

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