This is a list of documents related to "The Chair."  This one states the rules.  The other one states the rarest of occurances that happened on "The Chair."  "The Chair" is a really good show.  John McEnroe is so acting his age now, although I'm sure he makes his fights with his wife look like "The Newlywed Game."  Although some people find "The Chair" a tad bit boring, I don't.  I find it to be very exciting.  The heart monitor is one of the most original game show props ever.  I am a fan of "The Chair."  This format is by no means something that I could have come up with myself.  Here are the rules.

One contestant plays against the house.  Backstage before the show, he or she presses a pen with no eraser.  This pen has an explosive device.  It is meant to startle near future contestants and try to make them lose the game when they play it in rehearsal.  Other distractions include splashed cold water, insects and sounds of fireworks.  When the real thing begins, John calls a contestant out, and they play the main game.  Now, Jason, does that mean a contestant's heart rate is measured while they are playing the game? Oh, yes, sir or ma'am, it does.  The contestant must answer 7 questions correctly to win the game.  The reason why you do not just have to know the answer in the game.  You also must keep your heart rate under control.  The contestants also face distractions as stated before which are known as heart stoppers.  Well, I hate to be the bear of bad news, but it's not as easy as it sounds.  To make the game more difficult, I'm not kidding, you lose money if you are not able to keep your heart rate under control.  You lose $100 a second for the first question, $200 a second for the second question, $400 a second for the third question and so on and so forth in an unusual sequence all the way up to $1,000 a second for the final question.  Do you think you can do this? Do you have the charisma to stay calm.  Well, think of this lady. 1