Results of the survey about draw offers by ACP
Friday, 23 March 2007 00:00
In view of many recent innovations of chess game, such as change of the classical time control, new system for the World Championship Cycle, anti-doping control, anti-electronic devices control, another important issue was raised in some high level chess tournaments - fighting short draws, which cause complaints from the organizers of the events and dissapointment of the public. The ACP Board has made an overall POLL to find out a general vision. 171 signed answers have been received. You can check the detailed statistics here. .
ACP proposal to make a POLL.
Survey about draw offers
In recent years chess game experienced quite a few innovations such as:
- change of the classical time control
- new system for the World Championship Cycle
- anti-doping control
- anti-electronic devices control
One more very important issue has been raised recently after the high level tournaments in Corsica and in Sofia: fighting short draws. Short draws cause frequent complaints from the organizers and disappointment for the public.
All this was subject to discussion among the ACP Board recently. We, therefore, decided to make a poll in order to find out your vision of the problem.
ACP Members as well as all chess players having the FIDE title of International Master (IM or WIM) or International Grandmaster (GM or WGM) are kindly invited to take part in this poll. Please express your opinion!
The survey about draw offers was started on the 10th of January 2007. We would like to thank everybody who has already taken part in it. As the issue is very important, the deadline for sending back the completed survey has been extended to the 5th of March 2007.
ACP Members - Vote
non ACP Members having the FIDE title of International Master (IM or WIM) or International Grandmaster (GM or WGM) - we kindly ask you to send back the completed survey to the ACP Secretary Bartlomiej Macieja at
Survey about draw offers
1. A draw offer should be:
a) allowed at any stage of the game (current FIDE rules)
b) allowed after 30 moves of the game are completed
c) allowed after 40 moves of the game are completed
d) allowed after 50 moves of the game are completed
e) not allowed at all (Corsican rule)
2. A draw offer, at the stage where it is allowed, should imply a time penalty in the case it is rejected:
The ACP Board and members would appreciate if as many as possible International Masters and Grandmaster will participate in this poll.