Originally Posted by kme5150
This topic always reminds me of when my son was playing a tournament and at every change over the guy sitting next to me would talk to the guy sitting next to him in Spanish. Little did I know that he was actually coaching his son who was sitting in the chair right in front of him. With every change over this guy would start talking to his buddy louder and louder, almost yelling at him. There were even times during the match that I had to ask the guy to keep it down because the boys were playing. My son beat the player 0&0. After the match my son told the dad, in Spanish, that if he was going to coach his son, he should make sure the other guy doesn't know Spanish. The look on all of their faces was priceless. We laugh about it now but at the time it wasn't very funny.
That is just downright hilarious.
I feel that it would be difficult to tell if coaching is going on in less common languages, like Arabic. After all, Spanish is one of the top 10 most common languages, and chances are someone knows enough to tell if coaching is happening.