Regular chess: Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)?
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Here, armageddon bidding is not for black but for your colour of choice! But black still gets draw odds of course.
Question: Can the first move advantage really be worth having to play for a win on lower time?
My guess: Well in chess, maybe... In Chess960? Yeah right. But ok let's just restrict to chess, where there's theory. IF you can get a good deal on the bid like if you win with 9:59, then ok. Maybe theory will be a good way to compensate for draw odds? (Of course if the other person really wants black, then they're not gonna bid just 9:59.)