I am currently watching the Rapid World Championship and the amount of draws between players is absolutely shocking. I'm not talking about games where each player fights to the end and the game just happens to be a draw - that is perfectly okay in my opinion.
But so many games are being drawn on default - players are simply agreeing to draw far before any sort of endgame is reached. Just now, 5 minutes ago, Anish Giri drew a game after 10 moves. 10!!! TEEEEN!!!
Why do chess tournaments allow this scandalous behavior?
Imagine if any other sport was played this way. Imagine if Barcelona and Real Madrid are playing football, and they just decide to leave the pitch after 20 minutes because they no longer want to play, and agree to a draw.
Why is this behavior not banned? Why isn't a rule enforced so that a draw can only be reached after many moves (as was the case in the World Championship with Caruana and Carlsen)?