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Balancing white advantage but still has draws

I heard of pie rule, but I doubt this has ever been done in a FIDE tournament in the last, say, 50 years. Essentially, it's like cake-cutting but you're cutting the cake of evaluation based on ...
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Why isn't there more classical armageddon with auction?

This has been asked about here but without auction: Would a classic full time armageddon tiebreaker be balanced? Classical Time Control Armageddon? Part0 - History Afaik, there's been only 1 ...
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Semi-armageddon: Like armageddon but still has draws

I heard of pie rule, but I doubt this has ever been done in a FIDE tournament in the last, say, 50 years. Essentially, it's like cake-cutting but you're cutting the cake of evaluation based on ...
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When was there a classical armageddon?

Armageddon is usually rapid/blitz/bullet. What tournaments used classical armageddon for tiebreaker? Btw classical here of course means is 60min+ (for white).
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Why did the later US chess championships or St Louis chess events remove auction & even increment from their armageddon?

It's stated by Jim Ratliff here that there was a 2013 United States Chess Championship (USCC) armageddon w/ auction that was 45 minutes base time + 5 second increment. This converts to only 50min, so ...
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Why is the 2010 USCC armageddon between Gata Kamsky & Yury Shulman considered rapid not classical?

Similar question: https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/41499/why-was-the-2019-wfrcc-called-slow-rapid-when-its-actually-classical-4515-6 Related question: What are examples of tournaments/games ...
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How exactly does bidding in armageddon chess work?

When discussing armageddon chess, I've seen the term "bidding" being used a lot. I understand the following: "In bidding armageddons, players usually communicate privately how much time ...
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Non-linearity in Armageddon bidding: Ostensibly, you give up more time in higher time control

Note: In the ff I assume everyone bids for black, not white. In blitz (below 10min) : I see often there's a 5min vs 4min predetermined time. No idea if this is fair, but let's pretend arguendo players ...
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Armageddon: How much more desirable is black in chess than chess960 based on airthings masters 2023 vs 2022 WFRCC?

All games in question are 15 minutes. In the 4 armageddon games in the 2022 (inaugural rapid, not the real, classical) WFRCC (both qualifiers and final 8), the Black winning bids are: 13,13,11:10,11:...
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Is armageddon more fair in a Vickrey auction?

I believe armageddon is fair only if they bid, but just because they bid doesn't mean it's fair, i.e. bidding is necessary but not sufficient to be fair. Which side has the advantage in an Armageddon ...
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Is Armageddon always without increment?

Robert Hess said tells Danya that no increment influences why Robert prefers white to black in Armageddon chess960. Of course it really depends on the bid, but I guess Robert would want a lower bid ...
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Is armageddon more fair if bids aren't 1-time only?

As pointed out by GeneM here Armageddon Chess is a fair tie-break system only if the two players bid for how much time Black should have. Question: But is it actually more fair if the bids are the ...
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Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)?

Related: Regular chess: Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)? Chess960: Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960? Were there armageddons where white gets lower time or ...
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Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960?

Related: Regular chess: Why would I bid for white in armageddon (in regular chess)? Chess960: Why would I bid for white in armageddon in chess960? Were there armageddons where white gets lower time or ...
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In armageddon bidding, what happens if the bid is drawn?

Re armageddon, there is sometimes bidding ("how much time they're willing to give up to play with their desired color") instead of pre-determined 5min vs 4min. What happens if the bid is ...
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Armageddon: Does / Should White have a lower advantage in chess960 compared to chess?

I'm not (necessarily) asking which colour is more favoured in armageddon chess960. I'm asking that given however much or little white has an advantage of armageddon chess, is this advantage lower in ...
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What were all the chess960 armageddon games played in St Louis Chess 9LX and the WFRCC, and which colour won in each?

Well I think I know for 2019 WFRCC 3rd qualifying round and onwards 2022 WFRCC qualifiers quarter-finals and onwards Every Chess 9LX If anyone knows and has bothered to check the previous rounds, ...
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How is Armageddon in chess like fair cake-cutting in game theory? [closed]

It says on Wikipedia: Some tournaments utilise a bidding system for individual players of each match to decide how little time they would be willing to play with as black. The player with the lowest ...
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Classical Time Control Armageddon? [duplicate]

The fate of chess has been discussed for a long time and in recent years it has become more and more common. Examples of this include the 2018 World Chess Championship(12 draws) and the 2016 World ...
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Are there statistics on the results of armageddon games at the GM level?

I've tried finding statistics on the results of competitive armageddon games played at a high level (say, GM level), but to no avail. Evidently, these statistics must exist, as for example FIDE ...
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Which side has the advantage in an Armageddon tiebreak game?

It is generally considered that white has better chances of winning in chess. This is due to white's initiative, since white gets to move first. The difference in chances seems to get more significant,...
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