Do you like the 3-1-0 (win-draw-loss) scoring used in the 2010 Bilbao Final Masters event?

Do you like the 3-1-0 (win-draw-loss) scoring used in the 2010 Bilbao Final Masters event?

  • Yes, I think it supports more enterprising chess
  • No, why change the traditional way things have always been?
  • No, it forces players to play more agressively than they usually would
  • Other (name in comments)

Created on October 13, 2010 | 3308 Votes | 27 Comments


  • 6 years ago


    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 !

  • 6 years ago


    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.

  • 6 years ago



  • 6 years ago


    @ Frankdawg:

    But that just encourages more draws!

  • 6 years ago


    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

  • 6 years ago


    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.

  • 6 years ago



    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

  • 6 years ago


    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.

  • 6 years ago


    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.

  • 6 years ago


    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.

  • 6 years ago


    it's chess... not soccer... why the heck they want to change it?

    the 1 1/2 0 is the best...

  • 6 years ago


    I think it's good because it makes the players play better.

  • 6 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    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

  • 6 years ago


    I think is a good antidote against most of the GM's draws we see nowadays.

  • 6 years ago


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