OTB = Over-the-board, versus playing online or by mail.

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Does deliberately knocking the king over end the game?

When I play with my friend, he will often knock his own king over when he is going to lose. He ends the game and says, "I lose". Is this permissible?
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Game drawn without enough material to mate even if opponent runs out of time?

Does this apply to OTB chess as well? I was playing an online game on FICS and my opponent ran out of time, but I did not have enough material to mate, so the game was drawn.
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How can one improve their over-the-board analysis skills?

I think of analysis as the ability to mentally move through variations, recognize tactical ideas in those variations, and draw accurate conclusions regarding the fitness of the resulting positions. I ...
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What are the differences between playing online and OTB?

What are some differences between playing online vs playing OTB (over-the-board)? If you are used to playing online, like myself, would playing OTB have a big impact on your play?