Sick of all the draws in chess, Bainbridge Island (in Washington state in the US) resident Clint Ballard had this to say: "It just sends the wrong message about chess. It’s like they don’t put anything on the line ... As a chess fan, it completely kills the dramatic suspense. It’s so predictable."
So, on 10-11 December this year, Clint and his mates will host a chess "slugfest" using an entirely different scoring system.
From the Bainbridge Island Review.