More hypothetical situations. 'Let us suppose...'
We have had 11 decisive games from the last 5 World Championships. 7 of those came in Carlsen v Anand matches.
In three of the matches we got 4 decisive games from 36 matches. These are facts. Something needs to be done.
Have Carlsen play Anand all the time! Hopefully the new lad at FIDE lad will look into it and come up with something.
(it will be something nobody has thought of before...decrements! Can these clocks go backwards.)
(Checked Keith's games from 1977 to 2018 cannot find a KRB v KR ending. He had a few with pawns but no pure KRB v KR.
mind you this is from chessgames.com, they may not have all his games. )
In your second case that is what use to happen, the player made an appeal. It seemed to work. Chess is still here.
In increment chess you can still make an appeal if your opponent is just faffing about trying to stumble onto a win.
Or do you want them mess to about till the 50 move kicks in. If neither player claims the draw the arbiter steps in on move 75
and stops the game. I still see arbiters about at tournaments, Are you saying with increment chess we do not need arbiters?.
But you are winning this debate. This is how it should have been done without a 'let's suppose...' a real example.
I was looking for something else to make a point but had an Ah So moment I could not argue with. (it happens)
Duda - Caruana Olympiad 2018. (This went to a KRB v KR ending)
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-ba ... na_Fabiano
When the last pawn was taken (move 67) Duda had 2 minutes 10 seconds on his clock. Caruana had 2 minutes 30 seconds.
When the game was eventually drawn on move 118 Duda had 3 minutes 55 secs left and Caruana 3 minutes 10 seconds.
They are gaining time, both know it's drawn and are flicking out the moves. Caruana is looking for a mistake setting a trap
here and there but it does not look likely, but you never know, chess is chess.
At move 60 I want 15 minutes on their clocks and no increments. then Fab had 2 minutes 12 seconds, Duda 48 seconds.
We would have got a positive result. I'm happy.
Then I looked at the game and I can envisage Caruana moving without rhyme or reason simply to playing to clock him.
Yes it would have been ugly. Not sure I want that....infact I don't. Caruana was playing chess there. Have to give him that.
OK Increments are back in, but only after move 60. Odds on we won't see move 60 and get a positive results if no increments before then.
I can see your side. Hopefully we can agree that something has to be done. No more 6-6 matches with 12 draws.
The Karjakin idea, or was it Justin's, 13 games, (financially we can fit in the extra day because we are not having tie break day)
if drawn the most Black's wins, Champion chooses to have White or Black at the start of the match. That is interesting. Could work.