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Created on October 13, 2010 |
3291 Votes | 27 Comments
draws as black should count as 0.6, as white for 0.4
I think it's a very good idea in GM-scale, because winning is much harder than getting a draw ! and I think we'll see many more beautiful games !
This alternative scoring is intended to reduce draws at the highest level. A 3-2-0 system would make losing a bigger deal, so people will play more safely and we'll end up with even more draws.
But that just encourages more draws!
I dislike the 3 - 1 - 0 scoring.
It would make more sence to be 3 - 2 - 0 scoring
Win gets 3
Draw gets 2
loss gets 0
3 - 1 - 0 just makes it to risky
I like it. As Elubas says at the top level it is hard not to draw so a decisive result deserves a greater reward because it is so difficult to achieve.
I'm pretty neutral towards the system.
An interesting alternative might be 5-2-0, still discourages quick draws, but doesn't mess up the points too much because it's still pretty close to 1-1/2-0
I am definitley against it, the main reason being it's too artificial. The truth is chess is now played on such a high level that draws are just very natural results. It's true there are grandmasters draws are there, but can't people just let them go? Does every game have to be a huge fight? Don't let some unexciting games convince you to make a change this drastic.
I think what will happen is someone will get lucky pushing a position as white where they're better, the other white player will just barely allow the other guy to get a draw, and things will just get lopsided. I don't like it.
I voted Other: "Yes, because it really doesn't hurt to try something new." If it doesn't work this time, they can just revert back to 1 - 1/2 - 0 for the tournaments thereafter.
I think many GM's just go in to a tournements, play 13 moves, and then draw. They're just going in and make some cash, but slowly their income will die, without entertaining chess.
I think this is awesome, lets se some chess, not just a opening choise and draws.
it's chess... not soccer... why the heck they want to change it?
the 1 1/2 0 is the best...
I think it's good because it makes the players play better.
after 8 votes:5 for option a
2 for option b
1 for option d
0 for option c which I suppose won't get many votes
I think is a good antidote against most of the GM's draws we see nowadays.
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