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  1. 16 Aug '06 12:39
    Can anyone explain the rationale whereby as the defender playing black, a draw LOSES the board ? Surely the imperative should be on the attacker to win ?
  2. 16 Aug '06 17:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cambridgeian
    Can anyone explain the rationale whereby as the defender playing black, a draw LOSES the board ? Surely the imperative should be on the attacker to win ?
    I guess it's something to do with making it harder to keep. It means that the defender has to attack, rather than simply playing for a draw. Thus allowing them to cycle, rather than one good player keeping it for all eternity.