I would. I haven't done the statistics for this still, but my strong suspicion is that actually, it made no difference at all to either the percentage of draws per season, or the number of goals scored per game.Mike Gunn wrote:If a tournament organiser wants to encourage chess which is more interesting for the spectators then increasing the weighting for a win (compared to a draw) is one way of doing it. It was done in football for the same reason and nobody has suggested going back to the ols system.
It's a bit like the perceived wisdom of saying that increasing the number of points for a try from 4 to 5 meant more teams tried to play attacking rugby, resulting in more tries, and fewer penalties/drop goals. What might have happened is that teams will more happily commit defensive penalties, because it's more beneficial to concede two penalties than it is to concede one converted try. It could be argued that if you want to see more tries, then actually, you need to make it something like 2 points for a try, so that teams would rather concede a try than give away a penalty. The problem for comparing 4 v 5 points for a try is that it happened at the same sort of time that rugby union went professional, so there are loads of other variables involved.
All of these things are useful experiments though, to see what the impact on the game actually is.