Thursday, April 09, 2009

More Carrots Than Stick

This year's Doeberl has a new approach to the problem of short draws, more carrots than stick. Instead of the controversial "interventionist" policy, the organisers have this year adopted one that is more about "encouragement".

To be eligible for the 'Fighting Fund' prize (in the Premier Tournament), players must not have agreed to draws in under 30 moves during any round of the tournament. The aim of this rule is to encourage a competitive, fighting tournament, and we trust all players will adhere to this in a sportsmanlike manner. (NB This does not include claims of 'draws by repetition of position').

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