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Member since Aug-30-08 · Last seen Feb-12-16
Bubuli Cup 2011

The Future of Chess

A new rule would eliminate 90% of the draws in chess. Too often top grandmasters call it a draw when there are still lots of pieces in the board.

The new rule is King Promotion. Simply - you can win the game by advancing your King in the 8th rank when your opponent's king is bare.

This way all games should be played till bare kings. Draws are still possible, but in tournament play, draw will only earn 0.25 point.

In matches, like for the WC, the rule would be more complicated. Only the arbiter can judge the game as drawn, he can tell the players to keep playing. In case of repition of moves, the last player to repeat gains 0.25, while the other score 0.75. In case of agreed draw, the one who offered the draw gains 0.25, while the other gains 0.75.

Good rules are rules that do not essentially change the appearance of the game, so chess variants are out. Fischerrandom is out. Chess squares and pieces shouldn't be changed either, so Capablanca variant chess with the Chancellor piece is out. ===
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   Feb-12-16 Edmund Beronio (replies)
SugarDom: I have come to that conclusion a long time ago. Chess has too many draws. But if they want to keep the quality while reducing draws , we can turn to King Promotion rules.
   Feb-12-16 playground player chessforum (replies)
SugarDom: I don't have a problem with the big bang. It coincides with the account of Genesis that there was a beginning. I'm more intrigue with the Big Crunch. Jesus said the stars from heaven will fall and a new heaven and earth will come.
   Feb-10-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
SugarDom: Oh cmon guys, where's your tolerance? We can use a racist pun once in a while. :)
   Feb-10-16 Eugenio Torre (replies)
SugarDom: That brilliant lawyer beat the wrong Gm. Wrong GM lose. Lol.
   Feb-07-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
SugarDom: Good point about the burden of proof lies equally on both sides. So Anthropic principle is not a scientific theory but merely a philosophy?
   Feb-03-16 visayanbraindoctor chessforum (replies)
SugarDom: No Jonathan, 66m was already a murder suspect before the incident.
   Feb-03-16 Paulo Bersamina (replies)
SugarDom: Zark not that tasty. Burger King kobe beef is better. Nabati ko na si Pau sa fb. Ambait ng nanay niya. Love you son daw parang si Leny lang.
   Feb-03-16 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
SugarDom: Found it.
   Jan-30-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
SugarDom: Told you so
   Jan-29-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
SugarDom: Don't push for a win against so. Just draw with black.
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