# tournament tie breaks

• 3 years ago · Quote · #1

Does anyone know exactly how tie breaks are applied in chess.com tournaments? If players are tied with the same point total AND tie breaks in the round, what is used as the next tie break?

In case this helps, here's a scenario:

In the 2nd round 2 players will advance, but 3 are tied:

A  1  0  1  0  1  1 = 4 pts   8 tbs

B  0  1 .5 .5  1  1 = 4 pts   8 tbs

C  1  0 .5 .5  1  1 = 4 pts   8 tbs

In the overall standings they stand like this (order reversed):

C  11-1-2  12.0 pts  32 tbs

B    9-2-3  10.5 pts  26 tbs

A  10-4-0  10.0 pts  20 tbs

So the order of tie breaks will determine who advances... thus I'm curious to know what the order is (to see if I should accept a draw or play for a win).

• 3 years ago · Quote · #2

When the tie breaks are equal, both players advance (even if the standard number of advances is one, two people will advance from the group).

• 3 years ago · Quote · #3

Thank you, Puchiko - that helps me greatly!