[BLML] Agreed draw?

Hans van Staveren sater at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 12 19:37:20 CET 2012

By now my conviction is the same.
They can do whatever they like, but they are not allowed to make a deal
before the match.
This makes sense, although I still do not know which law forbids it.


-----Original Message-----
From: blml-bounces at rtflb.org [mailto:blml-bounces at rtflb.org] On Behalf Of
Robert Frick
Sent: maandag 12 november 2012 18:21
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Subject: Re: [BLML] Agreed draw?

Maybe the problem here is the collusion between the teams. Imagine one team
with a huge leading deciding to avoid preempts. No problem. Imagine two
teams who both gain from a close match agreeing not to preempt.  

On Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:26:58 -0500, Hans van Staveren <sater at xs4all.nl>

> Last round of the Dutch top teams competition. Representatives of two 
> teams that play each other in the last round come to me: Are they 
> allowed to agree to pass out all boards in the last round? That would 
> give them a draw, and would suit them fine.
> I did not like this too much, but what legal recourse do I have 
> against it?
> I figured something out, and furthermore it turned out their teammates 
> disagreed about it anyhow, but the theory is still interesting.
> Hans

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