Just beacuse about all chess.com has been blocked by monster , I thougt that we will need a place to continue this most important debate.
Perhaps you could shed some light on this subject for me. Why do you believe stalemates need to be eliminated?
An earlier thread by monster saying we should abolish stalemateslink here http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/stalemate-rule-needs-to-be-abolished and Monster didn't like people who said it should stay so blocked them so you need to ask Monster why he want them abolished
People gave him reason why stalemate should stay but would insult them and then didn't like it when he got it back
@the_villa: I am familiar with his opinions, but I specifically asked about Wolfwind's. Why does he believe stalemate should be abolished? I want to know his thoughts on this issue.
I do not ! I am pro-stalemate, just making fun . Pancake !
Ahh. I was wondering why you immediately posted a picture of a penguin right after your own post! Sorry, keeping track of everyone's individual opinion on this can be difficult.
of course not, why not abolish goals at soccer or touchdowns at football? shall basketball quit the basket from courts? so we can't quit stalemates from chess. no matter to discuss!!!
What a fascist hungarian pig he is!
Holy crap dude!
"Hey Bill - is that another stalemate thread over yonder?"
Are we sure any blocks were for no other reason than disagreement ? The actual thread is still alive and well with some good points emerging .Suggest all could take another look before further vitipurative condemnation.
If someone blocks you, you can't enter the forum threads he created. Monster banned a lot of people to prevent them from discussing.
Ah yes I missed on that..the blocked ones can't look back,except reflectively . Others can form an opinion... suppose its now up to " monster " to remonstrate .
I agree, monster with no name is a jerk who has blocked everybody who disagreed with him on his thread. What a fascist hungarian pig he is!
The reason the stalemate rule should be changed is that there are far to many draws in Grandmaster chess. In the last Candidates matches there were 27 draws out of 30 games. It would be like the only way to win a boxing match was to knock out your opponent. A lot of one-sided matches would be scored as a draw. One remedy for this would be to score a stalemate as a win. Personally I think a more interesting way would be to score a stalemate as 3/4 of a win. It certainly makes more sense than having the next World Champion decided by a blitz game.
Having now myself done some more backreading of original thread I find that the idea of altering the values given to stalemated results was already mooted by OBIT in post 385. However I would still prefer to demote those values rather than increase the value of a stalemate ahead of rating for a draw and the stalemate would still be a loss with the helpless king handing over his sword.
Actually it is first mentioned by Ozzie_c_cobblepot in post 186 which has since been edited. See post 188 for a quote of the original post 186.