It’s not good to think like this, but with no money changing hands is it really that bad? Do we all not possess a natural trait of self preservation?
This should NOT detract from rolling rankings which are a revelation. There was nothing worse as a fan in knowing before the World Championships has ended, who could face who in round 2 the following year. And then know for the whole season what the potential scenario was.
My own view is that if a player does not mind so much they lost a match, meaning deep inside they weren’t too bothered because they knew it could play in their favour, then they aren’t World Champion material. When the chips are down and it comes to do or die on the table, the real winners never think about a “tank”.
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