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IMP Pairs or Match Points - What's better for small Flight A Pair Howell Game (3-5 tables)?

We have a Tuesday evening game that has grown back from the edge of extinction by focusing on our (large) NLM population. We are up to about 10 tables! However the open game has fallen back to 3-4 tables Howell movement.  (OK, several regulars are away on vacation).  

We are discussing whether a small field of similar experience players would find IMP or MP scoring "better".  

Better can be based on preference.  

It can also be based on fairness and measures of variance.  

I'm interested in hearing your viewpoint on both the fun/enjoyment/preference and on the technical fairness dimensions surrounding this choice.  We have seen that the MP results are depressed with 54% winning the game.  Is the 3 plays/board inherently more random?  Or do small 6-10 pair games simply have inherently lower spreads between top and bottom scores for like (skilled) players? If it matters, we have no recent (past 5-7 years) experience with IMP Pairs at the Club.  

What say you? 

I prefer IMPs. IMPs are more fair/less variance than MPs.
I prefer MPs. IMPs are more fair/less variance than MPs.
I prefer IMPs. MPs are more fair/ess variance than IMPs
I prefer MPs. MPs are more fair/ess variance than IMPs
I have no preference. IMPs are more fair/less variance than MPs.
I have no preference. MPs are more fair/ess variance than IMPs
I prefer IMPs. There is no fairness/variance difference between these two scoring approaches.
I prefer MPs. There is no fairness/variance difference between these two scoring approaches.
I have no preference. There is no fairness/variance difference between these two scoring approaches.
Other - IMPs and MPs are two different games. Scoring method does not matter.
Other - Fairness/variance is due to game size, not scoring method.
Other - something else (Please comment below)

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