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Old January 30th 06, 10:56 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics
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1."I think everybody connected with
chess understands that if we allow
chess to continue for another four
years in its presented terrible state,
it will simply disappear from the
face of the earth."

"Tournaments are shrinking in size,
and disappearing altogether from
the calendar - this is a huge
problem." GM Anatoly Karpov
26.01.2006 on Chessbase.com.

2. At Corus 2006 (A,B,C) 45% of
games were draws. In the A group,
the draw percentage was 57.1%.

3. The public voted via internet for
the most "elegant or interesting
games" of the Corus tournament.
Drawn games received 3.6%
of the votes. (info not available
for all rounds on the website)

4. Preparations for the GMSlugfest
(using 0/1/2/3 BAP scoring) are
underway. Details at
http://www.gmslugfest.com/



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Old January 31st 06, 01:01 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics
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Yeah, maybe at the highest levels, however record numbers on
internet chess servers indicate something else.

Prove #3, what internet poll?



"David Kane" wrote in message ...
| 1."I think everybody connected with
| chess understands that if we allow
| chess to continue for another four
| years in its presented terrible state,
| it will simply disappear from the
| face of the earth."
|
| "Tournaments are shrinking in size,
| and disappearing altogether from
| the calendar - this is a huge
| problem." GM Anatoly Karpov
| 26.01.2006 on Chessbase.com.
|
| 2. At Corus 2006 (A,B,C) 45% of
| games were draws. In the A group,
| the draw percentage was 57.1%.
|
| 3. The public voted via internet for
| the most "elegant or interesting
| games" of the Corus tournament.
| Drawn games received 3.6%
| of the votes. (info not available
| for all rounds on the website)
|
| 4. Preparations for the GMSlugfest
| (using 0/1/2/3 BAP scoring) are
| underway. Details at
| http://www.gmslugfest.com/
|
|
|


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Old January 31st 06, 01:35 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics
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"Chess Freak" wrote in message
t...
Yeah, maybe at the highest levels, however record numbers on
internet chess servers indicate something else.

Prove #3, what internet poll?

http://www.coruschess.com/public_prize.php

They don't actually give vote totals, just
percentages for each round.

But 2 and 3 together, assuming vote totals
were equal for all rounds, means that
decisive games were about 36 times more
likely to receive votes for being
"elegant or interesting" than draws.

And while polls of this type may not
translate directly into monetary
value, common sense suggests a
connection between the two.



"David Kane" wrote in message

...
| 1."I think everybody connected with
| chess understands that if we allow
| chess to continue for another four
| years in its presented terrible state,
| it will simply disappear from the
| face of the earth."
|
| "Tournaments are shrinking in size,
| and disappearing altogether from
| the calendar - this is a huge
| problem." GM Anatoly Karpov
| 26.01.2006 on Chessbase.com.
|
| 2. At Corus 2006 (A,B,C) 45% of
| games were draws. In the A group,
| the draw percentage was 57.1%.
|
| 3. The public voted via internet for
| the most "elegant or interesting
| games" of the Corus tournament.
| Drawn games received 3.6%
| of the votes. (info not available
| for all rounds on the website)
|
| 4. Preparations for the GMSlugfest
| (using 0/1/2/3 BAP scoring) are
| underway. Details at
| http://www.gmslugfest.com/
|
|
|




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