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  1. 04 Jul '12 08:03
    OTB chess, we have a point for a win and half for a draw, so 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw would seem more usual to me. Is there a reason other than the football league that we have 3 points for a win here?
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    chemist
    10 Jul '12 15:15
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    OTB chess, we have a point for a win and half for a draw, so 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw would seem more usual to me. Is there a reason other than the football league that we have 3 points for a win here?
    Yes, we do.

    * It is far easier to establish winers in tournaments.
    * With a certain probability people will try to decide the game instead of taking the draw.