Tournament Format

• 4 years ago · Quote · #1

I don't understand the format for tournaments (the 6(2)->1 or whatever bit).

I am directing 10 tournaments and am in 5.  I am directing a couple which have 5 players, and there is no second round.  The format is down as 5(1)->1.

I am in the 8th Chess.com tournament, for people rated from 1201-1400.  The format says 6(2)->1.  What does this mean?  I know that one progresses from each group of six, but how does that translate into the format equation?

If someone could tell me I'd be most grateful!

Thanks!

OG

• 4 years ago · Quote · #2

6(2)->1

Groups of 6, 2 games at the same time vs the same opponent, 1 advances.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #3

Some of the tournaments also have + sign next to these numbers. This means there are no tie breaks.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #4

I see!!  So it doesn't tell you anything about the second or possibly third round....thanks!!!

OG

• 4 years ago · Quote · #5

And sorry - one last thing.  How exactly do tie breaks work?  Is it just for if two players are on the same amount, then they play a game against each other?

Thanks both of you!!

OG

• 4 years ago · Quote · #6

Tie breaks are done with the Sonneborn-Berger system.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #7

But how does that work?  The link doesn't really explain...

OG

• 4 years ago · Quote · #8

Add the points of all the opponents you won against, and add half the points of all the opponents you drew against. Player with the most of these points has a higher tiebreak score, and advances.

Edit: which basically means it's better to win against higher placed people and lose against the lower placed people than the other way around.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #9

Ah I get it!!  Thanks!

Then if that's drawn, then they play each other...?

OG

• 4 years ago · Quote · #10

If that's also drawn they both advance, or they both win.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #11

Thanks.

OG

• 10 months ago · Quote · #12

I once played a tournament and the second round never came up. or atleast i didnt get any message. how do we get to know about the second round of the tournaments? The TD has not replied to my queries on the tournament. Thanks

• 10 months ago · Quote · #13

Do you withdraw to the tournament?

• 10 months ago · Quote · #14
nileshlpednekar wrote:

I once played a tournament and the second round never came up. or atleast i didnt get any message. how do we get to know about the second round of the tournaments? The TD has not replied to my queries on the tournament. Thanks

Does this tournament still appear in YOUR list of Current Tournaments? If so, could you post a link to it?

It's possible that one or two slow players are holding up the next round.

• 10 months ago · Quote · #15

Hi, No i didnt withdraw from the tournament. Infact i had won all the 12 games of the first round but i never got to know when the second round started. Apparently my stats show 12 loses on that :-( as i didnt play at all.. the tournament was:

• 10 months ago · Quote · #16

As you say, you advanced from Round 1.

For Round 2, you should automatically have received TWO messages from chess.com:

Tournament - Round #1 Finished

Tournament " ... The Spider (5) ..." - Next Round Has Started

In any case, the new set of 6 games should have been added to your Current Games list, and you should have been alerted in the usual way. Which ALERTS do you have switched on in your Online Chess settings?

These were 2-days-per-move games, so if you had not logged for two days, you might have missed the alerts. Is that a possibility?

• 10 months ago · Quote · #17

Hi artfizz, i used to play from my Facebook account. I never received any notifications on Facebook. I log into facebook daily. This was a thing of the past anyways. Currently I am into a tournament with 84 players.

and I am playing via chess.com this time. I see a possibility that my Group my finish all games and some groups may still have games pending.. in that case would i get an email on my gmail registered id here... that the next round has started?

Thanks

• 10 months ago · Quote · #18