>Deciding things on which player won the previous game in the fewest moves would put someone like me at a disadvantage because I play openings that develop slowly, thus making games a bit longer. I play all games to win and I don't care how many moves it takes. A win is a win is a win. Nothing else matters, not how fast I get it.
>Generally, I will play the game right from the 1st move with the thought in mind of whether or not my move gives me a good endgame. A lot of my games don't get that far because of a tactical shot, but I'm always looking for a favorable endgame and that prolongs many games.
>That's just my style. I'm a counter-attacker, and I'm comfortable playing like that.
>I don't mind playing extra games to decide a tie, because I feel the tournament should be won by winning games, not by winning them quickly. If I win quickly or slowly, that's irrelevant. It's only winning that matters, not how many moves it takes.
>In addition, rewarding the player who wins most quickly only forces players never to resign a clearly lost position.