Tournament 3-1-0 Scoring

The 3-1-0 scoring in a chess tournament is an unusual type of point system. It means that the following points are awarded:

  • Win: 3 points
  • Draw: 1 point each
  • Loss: 0 points

The aim is to discourage draws, especially “grandmaster draws”, because you get a lot lower points for drawing than for a win.

This system is not commonly used. There’s not really much reason to use it in club play, where there are plenty of wins and losses.

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