Tuesday, February 06, 2007

ACP Draws Offers Survey

The Association of Chess Professionals is conducting a survey about draw
offers it started on the 10th of January 2007.

They would like to thank everybody who has already taken part in it. As the
issue is very important, the deadline for sending back the completed survey
has been extended to the 5th of March 2007.

Questions:

1. A draw offer should be:
a) allowed at any stage of the game (current FIDE rules)
b) allowed after 30 moves of the game are completed
c) allowed after 40 moves of the game are completed
d) allowed after 50 moves of the game are completed
e) not allowed at all (Corsican rule)
f) abstain

2. A draw offer, at the stage where it is allowed, should imply a time penalty in the case it is rejected:
a) yes
b) no
c) abstain

Just add your name at the bottom.

ACP Members as well as all chess players having the FIDE title of
International Master (IM or WIM) or International Grandmaster (GM or WGM)
can send back the completed survey to the ACP Secretary Bartlomiej Macieja
at gmbartek@gmail.com

ACP members can do it online here.

1 comment:

Mark said...

My opinion on this has some historical statistics behind it.

Question #1: c
Draw offers should be allowed after 40 moves because historically the average chess games last around 40 moves. It seems reasonable to me that if two players are willing to push wood for 40 moves, then the fight has been taken and a draw can be offered if they see that is a reasonable outcome.

Question #2: NO
This seems ridiculous to me to penalize someone for offering a truce.

Comments and suggestions welcome!