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    10 May '07 01:44
    In a duel tournament, a player will progress with 1 win out of 2. It seems that, given human nature, once a player wins 1 game, the other game will receive less care and attention leading to a large number of 1-1 matches....

    So why not specify that in the event of a tie, the lower ranked player will progress? Yes, yes, this may lead to negative play but it is more likely to lead to postive play by the better player...
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    10 May '07 01:48
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    In a duel tournament, a player will progress with 1 win out of 2. It seems that, given human nature, once a player wins 1 game, the other game will receive less care and attention leading to a large number of 1-1 matches....

    So why not specify that in the event of a tie, the lower ranked player will progress? Yes, yes, this may lead to negative play but it is more likely to lead to postive play by the better player...
    tHaT iS a GoOd iDeA.....
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    10 May '07 09:03
    Originally posted by tjmarti
    In a duel tournament, a player will progress with 1 win out of 2. It seems that, given human nature, once a player wins 1 game, the other game will receive less care and attention leading to a large number of 1-1 matches....

    So why not specify that in the event of a tie, the lower ranked player will progress? Yes, yes, this may lead to negative play but it is more likely to lead to postive play by the better player...
    Sounds as a very good idea! 🙂

    Think of the situation where I am desperate to win a round, the last round wins the tournament.
    So there I am, playing in the last round with a guy with a far lower rating than me. I have to win, but now there is a new rule. If it is a draw the one with the lower rating wins. Yeah! Great!
    So I aim for a draw. When I have a 'claim draw' situation I begin to lose every other game I have thus reducing my rating enough to have lower rating than him. Then I claim the draw and get it.
    And - voilà I win the tournament. 😏

    If you want to win a round desperately enough and have more games going than the opponent to lose, then this rule is a very good rule. 😵

    Seriously - The current one is good enough. If the last round goes to a draw, then play another two games to decide.
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    10 May '07 09:37
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Sounds as a very good idea! 🙂

    Think of the situation where I am desperate to win a round, the last round wins the tournament.
    So there I am, playing in the last round with a guy with a far lower rating than me. I have to win, but now there is a new rule. If it is a draw the one with the lower rating wins. Yeah! Great!
    So I aim for a draw. When I h ...[text shortened]... t one is good enough. If the last round goes to a draw, then play another two games to decide.
    You raise a possible issue which could be resolved by taking the rating at the start of the tournament or game, rather than the end.

    After all, it is not much of a duel if both players survive. I prefer to live on the edge.
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    10 May '07 09:55
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    OK, I am happy to accept that the current rule is ok but only when, say, there are 8 "duellists" left standing (the Qtr finals)...

    & the tournament entry rating is used for other purposes so why not this?
  6. Standard memberwittywonka
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    11 May '07 00:18
    I personally do not like the proposed idea. Players don't win tourneys by drawing games; eventually, those playing for a draw will play harder or lose. 😉
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