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I am in a few online tournaments and I have a score which is the sum of my wins and half of my losses. However, I also have a Tie Break score. How is the tie break score calculated?
it's the sum of
That makes sense. Thanks for the quick response!
so how is the basics tournament score calculated? In OTB tournaments it's calculated as the number of wins plus half the number of draws. That seems to apply and some of these online tournaments but many of the scores are different from that. What's going on? Is the system different from what I think or is there a glitch?
Thank you - your answer helped me figure it out, although it took me a little while. What confused me was the word "score", which I misinterpreted as "rating". I know, they are not the same, but that's where my brain went. So, for other folks who might make the same mistake, here's a slight modification to your (very adequate for most people) answer:
The Tie Break score is the sum of:
If you want to test this calculation, at the conclusion of a tournament:
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