Why do we have draw offers?

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Andrew Bak
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Re: Why do we have draw offers?

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:19 pm

David Blower wrote:3 of my 14 matches have been draws, all of them draw by agreement. In 2 of these I felt my opponent was winning but they offered me the draw, so I accepted.
The question has to be that if your opponents were much better/winning, why are they offering a draw? I see so many players offer draws out of just being scared of playing on in positions where they are clearly better.

As much as I don't like draw offers, I'll happily benefit from the rule while it is in place when an opponent offers a draw in a situation where I have nearly zero chances of winning!