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There are many reasons a player might offer an early draw. And we assume that at least in the later rounds of a strong open, or any time in a round robin where the players are close in strength, Black will accept the offer.
When draws are outlawed, they tend to make players with a strong interest in a draw contrive to reach one, so it actually makes the game less honest.
In case of a draw:
1. Play Armageddon and sudden death.
2. Best of 3.
I like the idea, even though I don't even know what sudden death or armageddon is.
Armageddon is Black gets the draw odd, and white gets the time odd. Sudden death is whoever wins the 1st game of a series gets the win.
Fischer, old bean, I like a lot of what you post but man that picture is annoying. I know, I know, I have a totally unimaginative horse I coloured in...I really should get something new but....please change it :)
Incidentally I have been a Rowan Atkinson fan for about 30 years.
I read about that armageddon being used for the US championship. It is a disgrace to chess to decide a champion based on a blitz game. It makes the whole thing illigitimate, its something Saddam Hussein thought up to ruin American chess.
Another change I'd propose is to change the scoring system so that W=3 D=1 L=0. This wouldn't stop the scenario where two players tied for the lead in the last round agree to a quick draw, but it would reduce the number of draws dramatically.
How about Win=3, Draw-as-black=2, Draw-as-White=1, Loss=0, this way every game results in 3 points.
Your point system implies there is no other way white must win. And it gives black huge advantage. I disagree.
footbal scoring system is not effective as an anti-draw system. London classic or Bilbao grand slam have the same draw rate as Tata Steel or the Tal Memorial.
Read the rules for the World Championship.
Why is it a "disgrace" to decide a champion on a blitz game? A deadlock has to be broken somehow, after all. At least in a blitz game there's some chance the players will take risks and think for themselves instead of pulling out 35 moves of computer-assisted preparation.
Look, it's an agreed draw. Meaning that neither party is better than the other. It's not a disgrace, it's just a way to break deadlock.
Many soccer championship were decided by penalties even in the elimination stage. That brought some disappointment to disgrace soccer = penalties. But none has come up with a better idea to break deadlock. I remember suddent death was tried with disappointment and never played again. It's back to 2x 45' + OT 2x15' + penalties to break deadlock.
The reason is they still play soccer for 2x45' + 2x15'. The penalties feature is meant to break deadlock.
Back to chess. They still play chess and deadlock occurs. It's still chess in full meaning. The armageddon is meant only to break deadlock.
It's more disappointment that no champion is resulted from playing chess.
W=1 L=0 D=0 First person to 7 wins. That way no ties. Basic rules of chess apply. Period. Agreed upon time limit of 2 hrs per player or if both agree longer... No extra rules, or conditions.
If in doubt, go with south park rules and settle it by Rochambeau.
Or rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock :)
This can produce some pretty strange outcomes. Imagine we re playing the game and we end in dead draw position. In this case i would suggest we gamble for a win with a coin. Each of us is expected to get 1.5 point and that s better than the draw for both of us. So if your goal is to get as many points as you can you will probably agree. Such outcomes could become common if W=3 D=1 L=0 rule is applied.
I already addressed this in a previous post.
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