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Title: Bored to death? Too many draws!
Post by: Arild Haugen on December 19, 2018, 02:49:24 PM
The increasing number of draws in the recent years has caused some concern here, and in the latest issue of the Norwegian Magazine Morten Lille°ren raises some interesting proposals:
What about issuing half a victory for making a stalemate or also for cleaning the board while still having piece(s) left (plus Kings of course!)!  Interesting thoughts!?  :'(
The triple-block system has finally solved the problem with DMD (Dead Man's Defense), but I think it is quite worrying that the number of drawn games is close to 100% in strong tournaments. In my experience most points are lost due to clerical errors!  8)
Title: Re: Bored to death? Too many draws!
Post by: Austin Lockwood on December 21, 2018, 12:51:05 PM
ICCF Rules "1.3.1. Organizational rules applicable to all ICCF tournaments"

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For multi-round and promotion tournaments, a positive score is required for a first place finish to be awarded. If no player in these type of tournaments achieves a positive score, then no player is awarded qualification to the next round or to the next higher class.


I wonder if we'll ever see a multi-round tournament where nobody qualifies for the final?