The BAP system was developed by Clint Ballard, a chess enthusiast and president of the software company, who called it the Anti-Draw Point Ballard System (BAP). [18] Ballard explained the objective of the BAP system: « The usual deluge of the last round tied in almost all tournaments makes chess unthinkable on television. No excitement, no drama, no money on TV for chess. Chess will never succeed in the U.S. television market until we eliminate the draw as something other than a very rare result. With my anti-draw points system, I hope to make 100% of the games that fight games with risk and uncertainty, that is, the dramatic potential. [19] The proposed cure for severe « acute drawitis » by FIDE officials completely eliminates draws by playing a quick time control game after an accepted draw proposal to ensure that there is always a winner and a loser. A potential problem for this proposal is that both players can quickly agree on a draw and then play a quick chess game to decide things. The FIDE 128 tournament has seen many games in which the two time control matches of the tournament are drawn at random and the ascent is decided by fast games (thirty minutes for a match) or flash (five minutes).

Here, Rechevsky offered me a draw that was accepted. Is this a Grand Master`s draw? I don`t think so. Reshevsky had consumed most of the time and had only 30 minutes for the remaining trains. It would have been pointless to rely on his time difficulties, as I saw after 17 years. dxe5 Sd5 18. Lxe7 Dxe7 19. Sxd5 Lxd5 20. Be4,[5] the draw is obvious. In such a strong tournament and against such exceptional players, it would not be wise to win such a match. We could only lose energy. Neither side had any advantage, so why try to force the problem? (Kashdan 1968:52) Chess coach Mark Dvoretsky, who wrote in a column for the Chess Cafe website,[11] suggested that agreed draws should not be allowed at all and said such a deal was not possible in other sports such as boxing. Although some have argued that the ban on an agreed draw forces players to continue playing in « dead » positions (where no game can reasonably play for a win), Dvoretsky says it is a small problem and that the effort required to play these positions until a draw can be claimed by repetition or lack of material , for example, is minimal.

In the 21st of 24 World Cup games between Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik[9], Tal needed only half a point to win the title, so he came to a position where Schwarz had no chance of winning, and quickly accepted a draw. In the 1958 match between Tigran Petrosian and Bobby Fischer, Fischer offered a draw without making a first move, which was accepted by Petrosian. [2] He explains in his book My 60 Memorable Games: Practical considerations are sometimes taken into account. In 1977, Viktor Korchnoi and former world champion Tigran Petrosian played a 12-game quarter-final to determine the challenger for the 1978 World Cup. After 11 games, Korchnoi led by one point, so he only needed a draw in the last game to advance to the semi-finals. Korchnoi, in black, won this match, but he offered a draw after 40 shots. [3] According to Edmar Mednis, he was « soft and practical » (Mednis 1993:206-7). Korchnoi won the World Cup without success against Anatoly Karpov. Sometimes the time constraints for one (or potentially both) players to finish a match may be a factor in accepting a draw. A player with an advantageous position but a limited time can accept a draw to avoid a loss out of time, and the opponent can also be pleasant for a draw because of his unfavorable position.

This graph shows the final position of the shortest – only 14 shots were played. It was in the 25th of 28 rounds, and the last match between Keres and Petrosian. [8] Bobby Fischer accused Petrosian of accepting a draw when he won, and Jan Timman agreed.