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Is it improper etiquette to ask your opponent what his/her rating is before the game?

Some think it is a breach in etiquette, some think it isn't. I believe it is not a breach in etiquette as long as you are free not to answer. I see the benefit of only playing the looks and the moves ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

You dont have any obligation. If I was playing a friend I would give it to them but if I thought he was doing it to gain an advantage, which he is by forcing you to use your time, I wouldn't. He is ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

This is an incredibly legalistic argument over a simple matter of common decency. Rules have no place here. Use your common sense and be as nice to your opponents as they are to you.
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

This is too long for a comment, but Brian Towers answer as it currently stands is legally wrong. It is true that the score sheets are property of the organizers. But the document you wrote during the ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

It seems likely that someone who doesn't record moves themselves wants a picture for personal gratification ['my first chess game in a real tournament!!!'], rather than deep study for which they ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

You did the right thing! I would definitely allow my opponent to take a picture of the scoresheet. There is no need to be sour, as it is very unlikely you had or will have any disadvantages from his ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

Should I let him take a photo or ask him to record his game himself if he wants to do post-mortem analysis? The FIDE Laws of Chess say this about the ownership of the scoresheet: 8.3 The ...
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