The reason that within matches a draw occurs so often is not caused by our sport, the problem is that winning positions is often a draw, because the winning player plays the wrong move at the end.The problem is from less importance in tournaments. Draws in matches is not a recommendation for our sport. I do not care, but a news item about a match in a newspaper like ‘after a very exiting party, the came resultet in the 18’th draw at the 18’th game’ is not an advertising for our sport. Although, it could be that in that game, a player had two times a winning position. This is interesting for draught players, not for the general newspaper reader. Last time, one try to solve this problem by inventing extra party’s if a normal game, based on regular time, results in draw, by playing extra blitz party’s until there is a winner. I do not like that. I want to see only real games with the normal time for each player. I am a conservative, regarding draughts, so I do not want to change rules either, or change plus draws into winning games.
I have an idea, or proposal if you want, that could be an acceptable solution for progressives and conservatives to make our sport more interesting, regarding matches, for the genaral public. I do not like to introduce plus draws into games, it is also not an advertisement if we say that Boomstra is ahead with 2 plus draws. But may be, there is another variant possible.
Give a winning game the same score as number of games within one match. So if a match contains 15 games, then winning one game results in 15 points. A plus draw results in one point extra, so a score of 21 if white has a plus draw. So if a match has 15 games, and black has 14 plus draws, then Black has 28 points, and white has 14 points. But if white wins one game (here the last), then white will be the world champignon, at the end with 29 points! The newspaper will not talk, after 14 games, white was better but the game was a draw again, but the newspaper will write that white was better and wins an extra point, and has 28 againt 14 points! So this change will not change the draught sport, but will make it only attractiver for the not draughts public to follow in the newspaper, and I think that this will give better propaganda for the draughts sport.
